Written by Andrew Burgoyne
We are being conned.
We are being deceived
The author questions why it is that governments are so loaded with debt, that the only future that seems to be offered is one which entails cut-backs and reduced services? He questions how we got into the situation we find ourselves today, with such a debt-ridden and dysfunctional economy?
Is there a possible alternative? Is our casino-style capitalist system fit for purpose for the 21st Century? He argues that a radical change is required in our thinking, and that it is time for the creation of an economic system that better serves humanity. He offers solutions that would better serve us all, not just the super-rich.
This volume traces the roots of our economic system, beginning in feudal England and shows how it developed and morphed into the global system that has led us to the situation where the levels of debt are strangling our economies.
He argues that it is imperative that ordinary people become better informed, and in this volume shows how simple measures will not just prevent future economic catastrophe, such as the recent 2008 crisis—that he suggests is just a foretaste of what is to come—but make a more equitable and harmonious system.
He suggests that any real change will only come from a grass-roots movement, from a popular awakening to the deep flaws of our current system, and demands for reform. This book is a much-needed wake-up call to us all.