9780470976111

Bust : Greece, the Euro and the Sovereign Debt Crisis

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470976111

  • ISBN10:

    047097611X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/21/2010
  • Publisher: Bloomberg Press

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Summary

BUST: GREECE, THE EURO, AND THE SOVEREIGN DEBT CRISISIn 2001, Greece saw its application for membership into the Eurozone accepted, and the country sat down to the greatest free lunch in economic history. However, the coming years of global economic prosperity would lead to unrestrained spending, cheap borrowing, and a failure to implement financial reform, leaving the country massively exposed to a financial crisis-which duly struck.In Bust: Greece, the Euro, and the Sovereign Debt Crisis, Bloomberg columnist Matthew Lynn explores Greece's spectacular rise and fall from grace and the global repercussions of its financial disaster. Page by page, he provides a thrilling account of the Greek financial crisis, drawing out its origins, how it escalated, and its implications for a fragile global economy. Along the way, Lynn looks at how the Greek contagion has spread like wildfire throughout Europe and explores how government ineptitude as well as financial speculators compounded the problem.Blending financial history, politics, and current affairs, Lynn skillfully tells the story of how one nation rode the wave of economic prosperity and brought a continent, a currency, and, potentially, the global financial system to its knees. Lively, engaging, and thought provoking, Bust reminds us just how interconnected the world really is.

Author Biography

MATTHEW LYNN is an experienced financial writer and commentator. He is a business and economics commentator for Bloomberg Television, a columnist for Bloomberg News, as well as MoneyWeek in the UK, and a regular contributor to the Spectator magazine in London. Before that, Lynn worked for the Sunday Times in London for ten years as a business writer and columnist. As Matt Lynn, he is also the author of the Death Force series of military thrillers published by Hodder Headline.

Table of Contents

Introduction: May Day in Athensp. 1
Now We Are Tenp. 9
How to Blag Your Way into a Single Currencyp. 33
At Club Med the Party Never Endsp. 57
The Story of the Swabian Housewifep. 75
Fixing a Debt Crisis with Debtp. 93
Burying Your Head in the Greek Sandp. 111
The Debts Fall Duep. 127
The Trillion-Dollar Weekendp. 149
Contagionp. 183
The Debt-Deflation Death Spiralp. 205
How to Break Up a Single Currencyp. 223
The Global Economy after the Single Currencyp. 243
Notesp. 263
Acknowledgmentsp. 273
About the Authorp. 274
Indexp. 275
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