Acknowledgments vii Introduction 1 Chapter 1 Back to the Future? 27 Chapter 2 Who Are Those Guys? 55 Chapter 3 To Armageddon and Back 89 Chapter 4 Atomic Clouds of Footloose Funds 123 Chapter 5 After the Crisis: Catharsis or Chaos? 157 Chapter 6 Older and Wiser: Demographic and Technological Challenges 205 Chapter 7 The Climate Change Catch-22 261 Chapter 8 Who Will Inherit the Earth? 299 Notes 341 Index 353
GEORGE MAGNUS is Senior Economic Adviser at UBS InvestmentBank, London. Previously, he was Chief Economist at UBS; he hasheld similar positions with Union Bank of Switzerland and SGWarburg. George Magnus is well-known and respected as a publiccommentator on the long-term consequences of the financial crisis.His first book The Age of Aging: How Demographics are Changingthe Global Economy and Our World was published by Wiley in2008. He lives, works and writes in London, is married and has fourchildren.
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