By Alan Beattie
A "provocative...persuasive" (The ny Times) ebook that examines nations' monetary destinies.
In False Economy, Alan Beattie weaves jointly the commercial offerings, political offerings, fiscal heritage, and human tales, that ensure even if governments and international locations stay wealthy or poor.
He additionally addresses better questions on why they make the alternatives they do, and what these suggest for the way forward for our worldwide financial system. yet regardless of the heady material, False Economy is a full of life and lucid publication that engagingly and thought-provokingly examines macroeconomics, fiscal issues, and the fault strains and successes which could make or holiday a tradition or result in an international melancholy. alongside the best way, readers will become aware of why Africa does not develop cocaine, why our asparagus comes from Peru, why our keyboard spells QWERTY, and why immense pandas reside on borrowed time.