Part 1 Genesis of the modern boom/bust: the new economy - the selling of an Anglo-American myth; secret of the 5per cent mortgage; the making of the first global crisis. Part 2 Anatomy of the first global cycle: launched in the USA; Gordon Brown and the magic mantra; virtual reality and the new alchemy; the depression of 2010. Part 3 The pathology of politics: how government curbs people's incomes; society's automatic stabilizer; can you live on thin air?.
"Harrison never wavered from his prediction that the housing boom would end in a spell of mania in 2007, followed by bust in 2008." --"The Independent"