Book notes: The end of alchemy, by Mervyn King

King’s radical proposals deserve serious consideration


Mervyn King, The end of alchemy, Little, Brown Book Group, 2016, 448 pages

Former Bank of England governor Mervyn King has added one more book to the stack authored by the policy-makers who held office during the 2008 financial crisis. But as he writes early on in The end of alchemy: money, banking and the future of the global economy, this book is different from those with the invisible subtitle 'how I saved the world’. King’s own story of the crisis will be made available to historians when

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