around the world are asking what’s gone wrong, especially young people.
the jobs now?
If you’re in search of answers and are not afraid of hard truths, this
is the book for you.’
Danny Dorling, University of Oxford
‘If you want a
better understanding of macro economics and the relationship between
money, wealth and work, read this book. The author brings new ideas
into an old subject, supporting his arguments with real data.’
Crawshaw, Former Head of European Research, Citigroup
Why Things Are Bad Basic economics; GDP explained WHAT HAPPENS TO WEALTH? The vanishing trillions SOMETHING OUT OF NOTHING An investigation into values THE VALUE OF MONEY A brief history of money and debt BETTING NAKED The growth of finance; derivatives explained FROM WAREHOUSE TO WHOREHOUSE Early industry and the dawn of trade MEASURING WEALTH The accumulation of wealth and the importance of oil Why Things Are Going To Get Worse WEALTH AND WORK The productivity problem; was Marx right? THE TECHNOLOGY DILEMMA Why real jobs are in decline VIRTUAL VALUES The internet as job killer LIVING IN NEVER-NEVER LAND Bubble trouble and the debt of nations THE DECLINE OF EUROPE The Eurozone debt problem and lessons from Japan A RACE WITH NO WINNERS The high price of cheap goods THE CASE FOR PUBLIC ENTERPRISE Socialism is not a dirty word TEN REASONS WHY THE RICH WORLD IS GETTING POORER Why We Should Be Glad ECONOMY OR ECOLOGY? More jobs, less fossil fuel use LIFE WITHOUT OIL So what are the alternatives to fossil fuels? TIME TO CHANGE THE SYSTEM Re-evaluation of values; jobs first REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH Why the rich have too much JOBS WITHOUT GROWTH Politics that work, why we need global regulation WHERE NEXT? Likely trends; why the US will stay on top IS THERE A BETTER WAY? Conclusions