9781780748139

Bluff The Game Central Banks Play and How It Leads to Crisis

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  • ISBN13:

    9781780748139

  • ISBN10:

    1780748132

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/12/2016
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications

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Summary

"A financial cri de coeur from a banking insider.... Sound post-Keynesian economic reasoning well argued—a book that one hopes, against the odds, the heads of the Federal Reserve and the Bank of England will entertain."
— Kirkus Reviews


"This is an interesting take on the causes of financial crashes."
—Publishers Weekly


The accepted narrative of the global financial crisis of 2007–09 is that the central banks saved us from an inferno caused by Wall Street greed. While there is no doubt they did save us, did the firefighters actually cause the fire?

The Bank of England and U.S. Federal Reserve have used the bait of low interest rates together with the bite of inflation in their quest for economic growth. Bluff reveals how these tactics have failed and instead left us with an unhealthy mix of debt, alternating booms in real estate and equity markets and laggard wages.

In an incisive critique, Bluff makes the case for a much-needed public debate on the role of the all-powerful central banks; an acknowledgment of the damage caused by flawed policy decisions; and a vital reassessment of the social contract between the people and their central bank.

Author Biography

Anjum Hoda is the founding director of Macrantha Capital Advisory, a global investment advisory firm. She was formerly Head of Interest Rate Strategy as a Managing Director at Swiss Re asset management, where she managed $70 billion of Fixed Income Assets. She has also worked for many years as a derivatives trader at JP Morgan. She lives in London.

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