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"Neither Keynes nor his disciples foresaw the eventual creation of unaffordable debt nearly a century later."
Why were economies sluggish before the pandemic arrived? Why have interest rates paid by businesses and households been rising even though deposit rates are nil? Does the policy of bailing out economies, now followed by most governments and central banks, bring any dangers?
In The Financial System Limit, British investment manager David Kauders FRSA puts forward three radical theories which together provide the answers to these questions. These theories show that Keynesian economics has gradually turned from a benefit to society, into a damaging scheme. Other economic policies are also not addressing the fundamental problem, which is the world’s inability to afford private sector debts already created.
The author challenges the existing academic and political consensus about how economies should be managed. The old arguments about sound money versus stimulus, as well as contemporary arguments that governments controlling their own currency can create as much credit as they wish, are fundamentally inappropriate to a world in which private sector debt far exceeds public debt and carries a higher, rising, interest cost.
Whether you are a concerned individual, an academic, politician, banker or even a policymaker, read about a different view of the current financial orthodoxies, one that will provoke serious debate and even action.
“Radical thinkers might have a point” was how the Financial Times described David Kauders’ first book The Greatest Crash: How contradictory policies are sinking the global economy. This new book offers further original thought.
A Note From the Publisher
"One of the most fascinating books I've ever read" - NetGalley reviewer
"The author provides a historical view of how we reached the point where the level of global debt is unsustainable and now compounded by a global pandemic. The book is understandable by those without a deep financial background.
"Kauders, who has decades of experience as an investment manager makes the case for the difficult situation we, as global citizens, are confronted with." - Librarything reviewer
"The book pleas to measure interest cost on total debt in relation to economic output. A deep recession and consequential financial upset were inevitable in a world that could not resolve the conflict between stimulus and austerity, a world that remained addicted to debt, a world that refused to admit the limit to the growth of debt caused by the cost of servicing it. That's what David Kauders wants to highlight." - Hank van der Klis, Netherlands
"Credit to Kauders for sharing his observations, experience and proposing solutions." - Librarything reviewer
There are three print editions, see notes
Australia and New Zealand publicity in progress (Wendy McWilliams) pub date 22nd February, 9781907230783. This paperback edition will be available outside US and UK
US and global business publicity March to May (Rob Nissen), pub date 24th May, 9781907230769
European publicity to be announced