Losing Control (Paperback)

The Emerging Threats to Western Prosperity

By Stephen D. King

Yale University Press, 9780300236941, 304pp.

Publication Date: May 29, 2018

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (4/26/2011)
Hardcover (6/15/2010)

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A hard-hitting analysis of the future of the global economy and what it means for the Western way of life

In this vividly written and compellingly argued book, economist Stephen D. King suggests that the decades ahead will see a major redistribution of wealth and power across the globe that will force consumers in the United States and Europe to stop living beyond their means.
“In this intellectually stimulating and excellently written book, Stephen King explores the implications of the end of western hegemony for the ability of the erstwhile rulers of the world to sustain their standards of living. The rising competition from new players and the growing scarcity of resources will, he argues, squeeze the west hard. It will have to adapt. It will not find it easy to do so.”—Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times

About the Author

Stephen D. King is the author of When the Money Runs Out: The End of Western Affluence (2013) and Losing Control: The Emerging Threats to Western Prosperity (2010), both published by Yale. He combines his role as HSBC’s Senior Economic Adviser with journalism and consultancy work, and is a specialist adviser to the House of Commons Treasury Committee.