9781906465711

The Painspotter's Guide to Broken Britain 50 People to Love, Hate, Blame, Rate

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    9781906465711

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    1906465711

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-10-12
  • Publisher: Capstone
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Summary

With recent setbacks in the financial system, politicians and policy-makers, the housing market, and jobs, The Painspotting Handbook provides an amusing insight into the worldwide recession. This handbook explores fifty hilarious caricatures and descriptions of people who emerged from the recession. Through a humorous approach, the book goes into detail on characters like the Enthusiastic Estate Agent, the Overpriced-Property Developer, and The Cohabiting Divorcee. The Painspotting Handbook is just the antidote needed to take the crisis out of the credit crunch and rise out of the recession.

Author Biography

ANDREW HOLMES is someone who is deeply affected by everyone around him – mainly negatively, you understand. This is a man who deliberately fills up his glass so that it’s always half-empty, as it gives him something to complain about. When he is not scowling at people in the street, you will find him living in a bivouac in an ancient Hampshire forest, well away from the credit crunch.

DAN WILSON is trained as a transforming robot Jedi ninja and regularly scribbles over boundaries betwixt low and high brow art. A fan of decreating remolicious words, he has won innumerable awards for nothing special and hopes to achieve inter-spatial awareness sometime soon. Dan lives with his family in a post-postmodern treehouse, and plans on retiring to the Sea of Tranquility in the 25th Century.

Table of Contents

The end of boom and bust
Acknowledgements
Let the bad times roll
The About to Retire Retiree
The Bailout Beggar
The Buy-to-Let Basket Case
The Cash Finder
The Celebrity Money Saver
The Cohabiting Divorce
The Conspicuous Consumer
The Credit Crunch Scrounger
The Deadbeat Debtor
The Desperate Estate Agent
The Disposed of Worker (previously known as Our Most Important Asset)
The Downwardly Mobile
The Dubai Deserter
The Economic Rioter
The Economically Stressed
The Elusive Tax Evader
The Escaping Entrepreneur
The Ex, Expat
The Extended to breaking point Family
The Financial Oracle
The Frightened Fat Cat
The Good Lifer
The Gravy Train Politician
The Grumpy Undergraduate
The Humbled (but still incredibly wealthy) Bank Boss
The Irate Investor
The Living Big Loser
The Low-Bonus Banker
The Miserable Middle Class
The Newly Liberated
The No Responsibility Regulator
The Not Quite Such a Master of the Universe
The Nuevo Altruist
The Organic Food Fly-by-night
The Out of Touch Politician
The Outbound Immigrant
The Petty Thief
The Pissed-off State Pensioner
The Ponzi Schemer
The Pseudo Rich
The Relegated Rich
The Repossessed
The Savvy Squatter
The Secure Civil Servant
The Self-help Sado
The Self-righteous Tightwad
The Taxed to Death
The Unabashed Bankrupt
The Worthless Degree Holder
Afterword - The Blame Game
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