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The Money Crisis

How bankers grabbed our money—and how we can get it back

By Peter Stalker  

The Money Crisis
  • Paperback / softback

This format can only be shipped to Canada.

  • EPUB

This format can only be purchased within Canada.

What exactly is money and what does it do? We might understand coins, notes, and gold bars but do we understand credit default swaps and sovereign wealth funds? In responding to these questions with concise historical analysis and demystifying language, Peter Stalker exposes the flaws in the system that led to financial crisis.

He reveals that this is not just a banking crisis, it is a crisis of money. A combination of deregulation, incompetence, and greed create the conditions for boom and bust. This concise book provides an understanding of these factors and the strategies that can take them out of the equation, so that ordinary people can regain control of money.

A No-Nonsense Guide

Part of the No-Nonsense Guides series.

  • Paperback / softback, 144 pages
  • ISBN 9781771132428
  • Published October 2015
  • EPUB
  • ISBN 9781771132435
  • Published September 2016


Peter Stalker’s concise explanation of the money crisis does an excellent job of deconstructing finance.

– Walden Bello, Focus on the Global South, Philippines

These short books supply us with clear, well-written and memorable analyses that cut to the chase.

– Susan George, President of the Board, Transnational Institute

Table of Contents

Foreword by Walden Bello
Chapter 1 What is Money
Chapter 2 The Creation of Banks
Chapter 3 Banks of All Shapes and Sizes
Chapter 4 Stocks, Bonds and Dodgy Deals
Chapter 5 Dollars Without Borders
Chapter 6 The 2008 Crash: Debt-Driven Disaster
Chapter 7 How to Get Our Money Back

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