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Today I was browsing through the sale bay in my local Sainsbury's and I found this title for 50p!

Needless to say I picked it up for this bargain price. Cheapest I could find online and in stock was £3.63 online at amazon, then £6.43 at Asda

Hopefully this will help someone
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#1
I found The Da Vinci Code in Belfast for the same price.
#2
Surely the title should read " How I caused the credit crunch by Gordon Brown ":whistling:
#3
owldin08
Surely the title should read " How I caused the credit crunch by Gordon Brown ":whistling:


If it wanted to be wrong it would of course.
#4
pghstochaj
If it wanted to be wrong it would of course.


Was meant as a joke !!! but some people on here have no sense of humour:oops:
#5
owldin08
Was meant as a joke !!! but some people on here have no sense of humour:oops:


Don't get the joke. May as well have said ..... by Pooh Bear. How did Gordon Brown have anything to do with the credit crunch?
#6
On a serious note, this book is well worth a read if you want to know about all the shady dealing that really caused the crunch.
#7
Master G
Don't get the joke. May as well have said ..... by Pooh Bear. How did Gordon Brown have anything to do with the credit crunch?


Maybe he could have helped by putting a few pennies away while the economy was good! :whistling:
#8
Master G
Don't get the joke. May as well have said ..... by Pooh Bear. How did Gordon Brown have anything to do with the credit crunch?


It's true. That bear has a lot to answer for, and is in fact a well known honey thief. His attempt to blame it on some innocent Japanese person is just typical, but the picture of the OP is all the evidence you need to nail this nefarious Pooh villain.
#9
Awesome book - doesnt deserve to be 50p. Intelligent read for those interested in the reason why we are in the state we are.
#10
64705
It could be argued that Gordon Brown as former Chancellor blah blah blah.

I'm not exactly a fan of Brown but you do talk some tripe.
#11
64705
It could be argued that Gordon Brown as former Chancellor of the Exchequer for over a decade and current Prime Minister failed to regulate complex, high risk financial products/activities occurring within major UK based banks which valued short term profitability over sustainability. If such regulation was implemented, as well as an ethos placing greater importance on long term success, perhaps the UK's financial industry would have faired better and the effects of the credit crunch/economic recession abated.


You could, however you could also suggest the bankers knew what they were doing and shouldn't need someone looking over their shoulders to ensure they act appropriately and morally with our money!
It's like saying if you get burgled, unless you had a high-tec security system in place instead of just having locked your windows and doors, it's your fault and not the poor old burglars!!!

Anyway, seems a good deal, will try pick up a copy tonight.
#12
64705
It could be argued that Gordon Brown as former Chancellor of the Exchequer for over a decade and current Prime Minister failed to regulate complex, high risk financial products/activities occurring within major UK based banks which valued short term profitability over sustainability. If such regulation was implemented, as well as an ethos placing greater importance on long term success, perhaps the UK's financial industry would have faired better and the effects of the credit crunch/economic recession abated.


Look closely at this persons picture: it passes for a dog, but is in fact just another bear.
All part of the Pooh-gate conspiracy. Don't be fooled. Where's the honey?
#13
well what do you expect when you put a bear of little brain in charge of the economy?
#14
This book would be right up my hubby's street. Give him a soap box and he's on it. Now, if anyones got a deal on a book about the once fortnightly bin collections or the fact that USA didn't land astronaughts on the moon and I'm sorted for his birthday pressies! :giggle:
#15
Master G
How did Gordon Brown have anything to do with the credit crunch?


By allowing greedy bankers to take the **** prior and CONTINUE to take the **** after....

A bank "chief executive" of a bank WE own as tax payers had himself a nice £9.6m over three years..... :w00t:
#16
PistolPete67
It's like saying if you get burgled, unless you had a high-tec security system in place instead of just having locked your windows and doors, it's your fault and not the poor old burglars!!!

No, it's like saying if you get burgled in a country which has no burglary laws, you can rightfully be angry at the government for not outlawing burglary.
#17
Rubisco
No, it's like saying if you get burgled in a country which has no burglary laws, you can rightfully be angry at the government for not outlawing burglary.


Not entirely, as there has been and is banking regulations in this country, I agree there is debate as to whether splitting up the FSA & Bank of England (or whatever exactly the situation was) was the right idea. However as usual, bankers get away with murder with bosses saying "we've got to pay the going rate"! These people have no principles/morals, whatever you want to call it and the rest of us suffer as usual!

Anyhow I'll get off my soapbox now. Hope my Sainsbury's has a copy as from previous comments, it sounds an insightful read.
#18
mikejames
Maybe he could have helped by putting a few pennies away while the economy was good! :whistling:


oh yeah putting money away in a BANK would have helped wouldn't it :roll:
#19
Dusty
By allowing greedy bankers to take the **** prior and CONTINUE to take the **** after....

A bank "chief executive" of a bank WE own as tax payers had himself a nice £9.6m over three years..... :w00t:


And that would have prevented us going into recession when the whole rest of the developed world did....how, exactly??
#20
Great deal..:thumbsup:

The thread is a load of old tosh though, with ignoramuses aplenty as per usual..:roll:
#21
Great price, entertaining read and better than the title and price might suggest. We all know if this government (and all governments) did their bargain shopping on HUD like we do they would've never NEEDED extortionate salaries for those poor bankers... now if those amongst us with uninformed and pointless opinions please put down their Private Eye and their Daily Mirror, we can all go back to bargain hunting... ta!
#22
I'm just a big dummy when it comes to the financial world...but..don't the markets go up...then down...then back up again?

I'm utterly unconvinced that we're in some dark age, and reckon things will just go back up soon like they have every time before, it's just that media has become more widespread and we all have more info about it, is all.

Don't worry, just buy what you need and can afford, and keep an eye on here so you're not getting ripped off, and we'll all be fine in a year or so :D

Anyways, hot deal, and I'd buy it if my sainsbury's ad some, as I liked 'Freakonomics'. What's 50p to gamble on a good read. (Tho I wouldn't have gambled on Da Vinci Code!)
#23
owldin08
Surely the title should read " How I caused the credit crunch by Gordon Brown ":whistling:


lol
#24
I might just wait for the movie on Youtube...
#25
hussaifa
I might just wait for the movie on Youtube...


Just search for Fred Harrison's boom and bust,how true he was:roll:
#26
TotalCarnage
I'm just a big dummy when it comes to the financial world...but..don't the markets go up...then down...then back up again?


If only it was that simple.
#27
In brief the credit crunch was caused by the repeal of the Glass Stegall Act in 1999, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glass%E2%80%93Steagall_Act, in USA. It was not Gordon' Brown's fault but the way that the UK have since World War 2 tended to run "shoulder to shoulder" with USA irrespective of whether it is the labour or the conservative government. The UK financial system is more like USA's than almost any other Europaen Country and as a consequence suffered more than the banks on the continent. The pressure to rid the Glass Stegall Act was started by Ronald Reagan and his brand of economics was coined Reganomics and in UK, this "shoulder to shoulder" version was coined as Thatcherism. Therefore the seeds of bust or credit crunch were planted by the conservatives around 20 years ago under the climate of ridding the country of "nanny control" of the banking sector by government. Whilst the US/UK public were disgusted with state nanny control, this allowed the banks to explot public feeling to justify the repeal of laws on the banks. There is nothing much a chancellor of exchequer nor a PM could do at the time as the Anglo American powerful rich people were pushing for deregulation and privatisation of state control and we are were suckers to the belief of deregulation and privatisation would bring higher standard of living. As to whether Gordon Brown could have saved some money for a rainy day, the short answer was no as he would have had to levy trillons of pounds in taxation after Year 2000 to restrict the economic bubble and no voters in UK would have allow him to do that! And he was asked to be the iron chancellor so that public expenditure could be restrained.

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