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False Economy

A Surprising Economic History of the World

By Alan Beattie
13-minute read
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False Economy: A Surprising Economic History of the World by Alan Beattie

False Economy (2009) offers a fresh perspective on how and why some nations of the world have become economic powerhouses and others have ended up as financial disasters. You’ll see that nations aren’t handcuffed by fate. Rather, their economic success or failure is based on the choices they make.

  • Anyone interested in economics
  • Readers who want to learn about the politics of money
  • People interested in international business

Alan Beattie has a master’s degree in economics from Cambridge University. After working as an economist for the Bank of England, he joined the Financial Times in 1998, and became the newspaper’s world trade editor in 2004.

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