Meltdown: The End of the Age of Greed has received a glowing review by John Gray in this week’s New Statesman.
“In these uncertain times it is easy to lose sight of the larger picture and longer view; most reportage and commentary is fixated on ephemera. What people need is a reliable guide to the financial crisis as a historical process, showing how collapsing banks and steeply rising unemployment are part of a large-scale shift in events and ideas. Paul Mason’s Meltdown is the book they are looking for. The economics editor of BBC2’s Newsnight, Mason presents a richly detailed narrative of the events of the past year while setting the story firmly in the context of the flaws in the type of capitalism that was let loose over the past 20 years.” To read the full review click here