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The Consolations of Economics

Gerard Lyons

In The Consolation of Economics, Gerard Lyons, the chief economic adviser to Boris Johnson, outlines a fascinating and refreshing examination of the changing global economy. He predicts stronger economic growth and a rise in life expectancy, income and educational standards.

Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571307791
Date Published
07.05.2015
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Summary

In the next twenty years the world economy will enjoy one of its strongest periods of growth.

Opportunities, life expectancy, income and educational standards will all rise.

The West’s share of the global economic cake may get smaller, but there will be more cake than ever before.

These are the predictions of Gerard Lyons, a leading international economist who spent nearly thirty years working in the City. Over the last quarter-century he has been ahead of the game in predicting the major economic trends that we now take as a given. In The Consolations of Economics, Gerard Lyons presents a lucid and accessible approach to what is happening in the global economy and what it means. The results are fascinating, refreshing — and unusually cheering.

Critic Reviews

The best new book for that post-lunch siesta ... a blast of Anglo-Saxon common sense after the maunderings of French gloomadon popper Thomas Piketty.

Boris Johnson, Best Beach Reads, Daily Mail
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Classical economists believe a rising tide lifts every boat; a view argued with easy confidence by Gerard Lyons.

Daily Telegraph Books of the Year
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One of the most influential analysts of the global economy.

The Times
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A jargon-free analysis of what might lie ahead, backed up by the common sense that comes from a combination of astute observation and practical experience.

Irwin Stelzer, Sunday Times
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A jargon-free analysis of what might lie ahead, backed up by the common sense that comes from a combination of astute observation and practical experience.

Irwin Stelzer, Sunday Times
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Lyons, now a veteran among City economic analysts, provides a most readable account of decades of economic policies and events . . . A welcome counterblast against the prevailing orthodoxy.

William Keegan, Observer
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Gerard Lyons is an expert on the world economy, macro-economic policy and financial markets. He spent twenty-seven years in the City and meeting politicians, policymakers and investors across the globe. Now he is Chief Economic Adviser to Boris Johnson. He is widely credited with accurate forecasts before the financial crisis, and has regularly topped forecasting polls. He has testified to…

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