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A Banquet of Consequences : Have We Consumed Our Own Future? - Satyajit Das

A Banquet of Consequences

Have We Consumed Our Own Future?

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Published: 26th August 2015
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Essential reading for anyone interested in the future of the global economy and their own prospects, A Banquet of Consequences incisively explains the problems confronting us, how we're making those problems worse, and what the real solutions are.

For ordinary individuals, the goal of a steady job, a home or one's own, a comfortable retirement and a good life for our children is receding. In this brilliantly clear-eyed account, 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 explains why the ultimate adjustment, whether stretched out over time or in the form of another sudden crash, will be life-changing.

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 money and the global economy. Informed, impassioned, lively and witty, A Banquet of Consequences is the only book you need to understand what the future will bring.

About the Author

Satyajit Das is an internationally respected expert in finance with over thirty years' experience. He has worked for the 'sell side' (Citicorp Investment Bank and Merrill Lynch), the 'buy side' (as Treasurer of the TNT Group), and as a consultant advising banks, investors, corporations, and central banks worldwide. Das is the author of many highly regarded standard reference books on derivatives and risk management.

In 2006, he published the international bestseller Traders, Guns & Money, an account of the world of derivatives trading. In Traders, Guns & Money and a series of speeches delivered at the time, 'The Coming Credit Crash', he provided a highly prescient insight into the structure and risk of the world financial system exposing the problems that subsequently became apparent. Das was recently featured in Charles Ferguson's 2010 Academy Award-winning documentary Inside Job and the 2009 BBC documentary Tricks with Risk.

Satyajit Das was selected as one of the 50 most influential financial thinkers in the world by Bloomberg in 2014.

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    An interview was done on the Australian media with this author and I was engaged by her story. The interview encouraged me to buy the book. I read it and gave it to my mother-in-law to read. She was entranced and wouldn't give it back. I bought a second copy as a gift for my brother-in-law, who has spent a lot of time in the Northern Territory. He won't give it back either. I suspect that I'm going to have to buy a third copy to keep for myself for subsequent readings.

     
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    Incredibly informative, packed with information. You do need to concentrate. Backed up by history and recent economic events.

     
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      This is a book everyone should read. It should be compulsory in the school curricula

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      'Fascinating reading ...explaining not only the high-minded theory behind the business and its various products but the sometimes sordid reality of the industry.' Financial Times, London, on Traders, Guns & Money

      ISBN: 9780670079056
      ISBN-10: 9780670079056
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 352
      Published: 26th August 2015
      Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
      Country of Publication: AU
      Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.5  x 2.6
      Weight (kg): 0.45
      Edition Number: 1