Whoops!: Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay

Whoops!: Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay


By (author) John Lanchester, Read by Jonathan Aris

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  • Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books
  • Format: CD-Audio | 6 pages
  • Dimensions: 134mm x 149mm x 26mm | 174g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Rearsby
  • ISBN 10: 1407457683
  • ISBN 13: 9781407457680
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 514,252

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Why everyone owes everyone and no one can pay. In 2000, the total GDP of Earth was $36 trillion. At the start of 2007 it was $70 trillion. Today that growth has gone suddenly and sharply into decline. John Lanchester travels with a cast of characters - including reckless bankers, snoozing regulators, complacent politicians, predatory lenders, credit-drunk spendthrifts, and innocent bystanders to understand deeply and genuinely what is happening and why we feel the way we do. This recording is unabridged. Typically abridged audiobooks are not more than 60 per cent of the author's work and as low as 30 per cent with characters and plotlines removed.

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"Whoops! is a wonderful mix of history, facts, anecdotes and opinion. If you want a short, sharp rundown of the current economic crisis, this is it: genuinely funny money." Sue Arnold, The Guardian (audiobook review) "...everyone ought to read it." The Sunday Times "Explains the madness of modern capitalism with razor-sharp insight, brilliant clarity and a refreshing dose of humour." John O'Farrell "The route map to the crazed world of contemporary finance we have all been waiting for." Will Self"