How Do We Fix This Mess?: The Economic Price of Having it All, and the Route to Lasting Prosperity by Robert Peston (Paperback, 2013)
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- DescriptionIn Robert Peston's new book he explains in his characteristically straightforward way how the world got itself into the current ecomic mess - and how we might get out of it. 'How do we fix this mess? I don't kw. But don't stop reading w. Perhaps if we have a clearer understanding of what went wrong, we'll have a better idea of what needs to be done. This book is a map of what needs to be fixed.' The record-breaking unbroken growth between 1992 and 2008 wasn't the ecomic miracle that it seemed. It was based on a number of dangerous illusions - most tably that it didn't matter that the UK and US year after year consumed more than they earned. But we couldn't go on increasing our indebtedness forever. The financial crash of 2007/8 and the subsequent ecomic slump in much of the west was the moment when we realised we had borrowed more than we could afford to repay. So who got it wrong? Bankers, investors and regulators? And were they greedy, stupid or asleep? What was the role of government? And what part did we, as consumers, play in all this? How do we get through this difficult period of transition to a more sustainable ecomy, one based on investment and exports, rather than on borrowing and consumption? With the same probing lucidity he brought to WHO RUNS BRITAIN?, Robert Peston takes us step-by-step towards a common sense way to fix this mess.
- Author BiographyRobert Peston is Political Editor for ITV News. Until the end of 2015 he was the BBC's Economics Editor; and from 2006 to 2013, he was BBC Business Editor. As a journalist for more than 30 years, he has been Political Editor and Financial Editor of the Financial Times, City Editor of the Sunday Telegraph and a columnist for the New Statesman and Sunday Times (inter alia). Peston has won more than 30 awards for his journalism, including Journalist of the Year and Scoop of the Year (twice) from the Royal Television Society, Performer of the Year from the Broadcasting Press Guild, Broadcaster of the Year and Journalist of the Year from the Wincott Foundation and Business Journalist of the Year from the London Press Club. Peston has published three critically acclaimed books, How Do We Fix This Mess? The Economic Price of Having It All, and the Route to Lasting Prosperity, Who Runs Britain?, his best-selling account of who is to blame for the economic and financial crisis of 2007-9, and Brown's Britain, a biography of Gordon Brown and analysis of the New Labour government. He is the founder of Speakers for Schools (www.speakers4schools.org), an education charity which organises free talks from inspirational speakers for students at state schools. He was married to the writer Sian Busby who died in 2012. You can read, watch and follow Robert at itv.com/peston and facebook.com/pestonitv and twitter.com/peston
- Author(s)Robert Peston
- PublisherHodder & Stoughton General Division
- Date of Publication11/04/2013
- SubjectEconomics: Professional & General
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintHodder Paperback
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- Weight339 g
- Width135 mm
- Height199 mm
- Spine30 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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