Bryan Gould draws on his experience as a leading British politician and as a lawyer, academic, diplomat and television journalist to explain why the political and economic doctrines that have dominated the western world for three decades have meant that western countries have found that their democratic governments no longer serve them well.
Bryan Gould was a New Zealand Rhodes Scholar who became a British diplomat, an Oxford law don, a television journalist, and a leading British politician. He challenged for the leadership of the British Labour Party in 1992 and returned to New Zealand in 1994 to lead a New Zealand university.
Foreword Introduction 1. The Triumph of the 'Free' Market 2. Globalisation 3. Stepping Stones to a Global Economy 4. The Political Response 5. Democracy Surrendered 6. The Shift in the Balance of Power 7. Everything Has A Price - Or Businessmen Know Best 8. Mismanaging Our Economies - The Rise of Monetarism 9. Mismanaging Our Economies - The International Dimension 10. The Rise of Powerful Rivals and Other Models 11. Mismanaging Our Economies - Ignoring the Evidence 12. Hubris and Nemesis - The GFC 13. Our Leaders Are Ignorant of How Our Economy Works 14. The Role of the Media 15. Widening Inequality and Social Problems 16. Misreading the Non-Western World 17. The Anglo-American Model Conclusion - What Can Be Done