The Resource Who runs Britain?, Robert Peston

Who runs Britain?, Robert Peston

Label
Who runs Britain?
Title
Who runs Britain?
Statement of responsibility
Robert Peston
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"On 13 September 2007, Robert Peston broke the news that Northern Rock had become a victim of the global credit crunch and was seeking an emergency loan from the Bank of England. It was the latest in a long line of scoops by this award-winning journalist. Over the weeks that followed, the Government found itself exposed to the Rock to the tune of 57 billion or almost [pound]2000 for every taxpayer." "Britain woke up to a new reality about the risks of globalisation: issues normally discussed on the business pages of broadsheet newspapers suddenly became front page tabloid news. Not understanding the way international business and money markets affect us right now feels as irresponsible as leaving our front doors open at night." "As Robert Peston shows in his new book, the seeds for the collapse of Northern Rock and the upheavals in the financial markets were sown years before. Who Runs Britain? is the first time anyone has drawn all the threads together to weave a story that's rich in extraordinary characters and outrageous feats of economic bravado. We meet chief executives, hedge fund managers, entrepreneurs, private equity partners, politicians and civil servants, all of whom have talked exclusively to Peston for this book." "The book is about the widening gap between the super-rich and the rest of us. It explores - and explodes - the myth that the financial creativity of those who are amassing these vast fortunes is good for the wider economy and for all of us. It examines how and why the main political parties are in thrall to the putative giants of wealth-creation."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
Dewey number
303.3
Index
index present
LC call number
HN400.P6
LC item number
P47 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Who runs Britain?, Robert Peston
Label
Who runs Britain?, Robert Peston
Publication
Note
Includes index
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Poison Manufacturers
  • 6.
  • Super-rich, Super-capitalists
  • 7.
  • Who Stole Our Pensions?
  • 8.
  • Democracy for Sale
  • 9.
  • Allan Leighton: A Different Kind of Public Servant
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Who Runs Britain?
  • Too Much Money
  • 2.
  • The Elixir of Borrowed Money
  • 3.
  • The King of Jackpot Capitalism
  • 4.
  • Marks & Spencer and the New Establishment
Control code
11641800
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9780340839423
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) NE138516
  • (BNAtoc)B7827742
  • (Nz)11641800

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