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Matthew Lynn - Author

About the Author

Matt Lynn has ghost-written several successful action adventure novels. As a journalist, Matt Lynn has worked for The Sunday Times for many years and now writes a column for Bloomberg in the US and is a regular contributor to the Spectator.

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So ging Griechenland Pleite Die Geschichte einer Staatsschuldenkrise

So ging Griechenland Pleite Die Geschichte einer Staatsschuldenkrise

Author: Matthew Lynn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2012

Bust - Greece, the Euro and the Sovereign Debt Crisis

Bust - Greece, the Euro and the Sovereign Debt Crisis

Author: Matthew Lynn Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/12/2010

In 2001, Greece saw its application for membership into the Eurozone accepted, and the country sat down to the greatest free lunch in economic history. However, the coming years of global economic prosperity would lead to unrestrained spending, cheap borrowing, and a failure to implement financial reform, leaving the country massively exposed to a financial crisis which duly struck. In Bust: Greece, the Euro, and the Sovereign Debt Crisis, Bloomberg columnist Matthew Lynn explores Greece's spectacular rise and fall from grace and the global repercussions of its financial disaster. Page by page, he provides a thrilling account of the Greek financial crisis, drawing out its origins, how it escalated, and its implications for a fragile global economy. Along the way, Lynn looks at how the Greek contagion has spread like wildfire throughout Europe and explores how government ineptitude as well as financial speculators compounded the problem. Blending financial history, politics, and current affairs, Lynn skillfully tells the story of how one nation rode the wave of economic prosperity and brought a continent, a currency, and, potentially, the global financial system to its knees. Lively, engaging, and thought provoking, Bust reminds us just how interconnected the world really is.