Whoops! Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay (Hardback)
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DescriptionThere's probably a word in German for that feeling you get when you can understand something while it's being explained to you, but lose hold of the explanation as soon as it stops. A lot of writing about the credit crunch has that effect: you can grasp it while it's going on, and then as soon as it's over, you can no longer remember the difference between a CDO, a CDS, an MBS, and a toasted cheese sandwich. "Whoops!" makes it possible for all of us to grasp how we found ourselves in this predicament. What went wrong? 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, with an effect roughly resembling that of putting a car into reverse while doing seventy down a motorway. John Lanchester travels with a cast of characters - including reckless banksters, 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.
- Published: 28 January 2010
- Format: Hardback 240 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781846142857 ISBN 10: 1846142857
- Sales rank: 61,180
Reviews for Whoops! Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay
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Reason why we owe too much
I think I will buy a copy of this "Whoops!: Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay" book. I'm just really curious of their explanation and I can't help but wonder why I myself also owes too much. I might also blame it to recession that we continue to feel even thou unemployment rate is said to decrease but let's face it we still have too much to do in our economy to recover. Hopefully, I could find some important facts by reading this book. by MiraR