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The Mess We're in: Why Politicians Can't Fix Financial Crises

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Various politicians present themselves as having the answers to our financial woes yet, as bestselling author Guy Fraser-Sampson shows, they are not part of the solution. They are the problem. His trenchant views have been heard frequently on radio and television programmes discussing the current situation. Here he sets out the facts supporting his belief that at every opp ...more
ebook, 184 pages
Published July 1st 2012 by Elliott & Thompson (first published January 1st 2012)
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Jan 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. Fraser-Sampson takes you through history to understand the roots of the current crisis, and how it isn't quite as straight forward as simply looking at the last 10-15years. He seamlessly builds in economic theory without leaving you feeling overwhelmed with information or complexity. As a 25 year old, this also gave me the context with which to understand some of the arguments that I hear from the older generations or read in newspapers.

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Jan 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Gives the reader a new set of spectacles on the government of our country. One might not agree with the ideas but it will certainly provoke thinking about where our money is going. Humour and criticism go hand in hand which makes it an entertaining read.
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A really good mix of history with a bit of economics thrown in. Found the bit about Germany's hyper inflation fascinating.
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Guy Fraser-Sampson is an established writer best known for his series of ‘Mapp and Lucia’ novels which have been featured on BBC Radio 4 and optioned by BBC television.
Originally a corporate lawyer, he currently teaches at Cass Business School and acts as a board advisor to high growth companies.
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