A Banquet of Consequences RELOADED
How we got into the mess we’re in, and why we need to act now
'A powerful book . . . highly readable and informative . . . Demands to be read.' - Lindsay Tanner, The Monthly
Informed, impassioned, insightful and witty, Satyajit Das returns with a substantially updated edition of his 2015 classic. A Banquet of Consequences: RELOADED is the only book you need to understand how we got into our current economic, environmental and social mess – and how we might find our way out.
For ordinary individuals, the goal of a steady job, a home of one's own, a comfortable retirement and a good life for our children is receding. In this brilliantly clear-eyed account, updated to include over 100 pages of new insights and analysis, Satyajit Das links past, present and future to show that it's not just unrealistic expectations but the poor performance of those governing us that are to blame.
The strategies and policies deployed to promote economic growth after the Great Recession have failed, not least because such growth cannot continue indefinitely. The solution – structural change – is electorally unpopular and therefore ignored. A Banquet of Consequences: RELOADED explains why the ultimate adjustment, whether stretched out over time or in the form of another sudden crash, will be life-changing.
Essential reading for anyone concerned about the dire fate of the global economy, the fall-out of the COVID-19 pandemic, the deepening environmental crisis and the alarming deterioration of our social fabric, A Banquet of Consequences: RELOADED is a ground-breaking book of our times, and a cautionary window into our future.
An internationally respected commentator on financial markets, credited with predicting the Global Financial Crisis and featured in the 2010 Oscar-winning documentary Inside Job, Satyajit Das is our finest writer about the forces underlying society and the global economy.
Praise for A Banquet of Consequences RELOADED
A powerful book . . . highly readable and informative . . . Demands to be read.Lindsay Tanner, The Monthly