The Age of Stagnation: Why Perpetual Growth Is Unattainable and the Global Economy Is in Peril

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Prometheus Books
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6.3 X 1.3 X 9.1 inches | 1.2 pounds

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About the Author
Satyajit Das is an internationally respected expert in finance, with over 35 years' experience. In 2014, Bloomberg nominated him as one of the fifty most influential financial thinkers in the world. He has worked for CitiGroup, Merrill Lynch, and the TNT Group and acted as a consultant advising banks, investors, corporations, and central banks throughout the world. He is the author of Extreme Money: The Masters of the Universe and the Cult of Risk and Traders, Guns & Money: Knowns and Unknowns in the Dazzling World of Derivatives. Featured in Charles Ferguson's 2010 Oscar Award-winning documentary Inside Job and the 2012 PBS Frontline series Money, Power & Wall Street, Das contributes to the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal's Marketwatch among other publications.
""Loved it! Written with passion and insight, and laden with facts, the book provides a clear explanation of the economic, social, and political issues that lie ahead, and the difficulty in solving them. Essential reading for the investor who wants to be informed and ahead of the curve." --Jon Markman, Forbes columnist and president and publisher of Markman Capital Insight "Growth or, rather, the lack of it is a key issue of our times. The Age of Stagnation provides a penetrating analysis of how a combination of the aftereffects of the Great Recession and deep-seated structural factors now cast a long shadow over the future. Highly accessible and written with wit and style, this provocative and important book deserves to be widely read." --Nouriel Roubini, professor, New York University's Stern School of Business, and chairman, Roubini Global Economics "The Age of Stagnation is an elegant and informative discussion of the economic and social factors that have led us to the 'new normal'--a state of low growth, soaring debt, and rising political tensions. Even if you disagree with the author's dystopian vision of the future of the global economy, this important book challenges the false narrative in the media and in political circles regarding the causes of the Global Financial Crisis of 2008." --Christopher Whalen, head of research, Kroll Bond Rating Agency, and author of Inflated: How Money and Debt Built the American Dream "In The Age of Stagnation, Satyajit Das exposes in masterful clarity the extent to which the global economy careens toward catastrophe while its leaders exude a mix of denial and impotence. The current environment of zero-cost money, concentrated bank power, and anemic productive growth has coalesced not by accident or economic cycle but by willful choice. Developed countries are laden with more than 100 percent debt-to-GDP ratios and inadequate savings levels, while developing countries are being crushed by greater debt, currency wars, internal and external inequality, and unfettered speculative finance. Das warns, with passion and illuminating evidence, that without significant change, the only possible future holds dire consequences for all but an elite few. His tone is as urgent as the problem. All central bankers, politicians, and citizens should heed his words." --Nomi Prins, author of All the Presidents' Bankers "Satyajit Das was among the first to foresee the 2008 market crash, and he has been one of the sharpest analysts of the current confusions of the European project. Now, in The Age of Stagnation, he focuses on the diminishing prospects of the global economy. His writing is always vivid and clear, but he delivers a hard message that deserves a wide audience." --Charles R. Morris, author, The Trillion Dollar Meltdown