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'Peter Stalker's concise explanation of the money crisis does an excellent job of deconstructing finance.' - Walden Bello, Focus on the Global South, Philippines.

'These short books supply us with clear, well-written and memorable analyses that cut to the chase.' - Susan George, President of the Board, Transnational Institute.

What exactly is money and what does it do? We might understand coins, notes and gold bars but do we understand credit default swaps and sovereign wealth funds? In responding to these questions with penetrating historical analysis and demystifying language, Peter Stalker exposes the flaws in the system that led to financial disaster.

He reveals that this is not just a failure of banking, it is a crisis of money. A combination of deregulation, incompetence and greed have created the conditions for boom and bust. This concise book not only provides an understanding of these factors but also offers strategies for taking them out of the equation, so that governments can bring money back under control.

About the Author

Peter Stalker is a former co-editor of the New Internationalist who now works as a communications consultant to UN agencies. He has edited the global Human Development Report, and produced many other UN reports on economic and social issues. He has written has two books on migration for the International Labor Organization as well as the Oxford Guide to Countries of the World (OUP).

ISBN-13: 978-1-78026-241-3
Publication date: September 2015
Dimensions: 180 x 110
Page extent: 144

Date added: March 24, 2015

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