A Banquet of ConsequencesBook - 2015
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 of 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.
Publisher: [Melbourne, Victoria], Viking, an imprint of Penguin Books,, 2015.
Copyright Date: ©2015.
Characteristics: 355 pages ; 24 cm.
Alternative Title: Banquet of consequences : have we consumed our own future?