PAUL MASON is the economics editor of the BBC's flagship current affairs program Newsnight. He has covered globalization and social justice stories from locations around the world, including Latin America, Africa and China, has been nominated for an Emmy for his work with BBC World News America, and has twice been nominated for the Orwell Prize for his blog Idle Scrawl. He is the author of Meltdown and Live Working or Die Fighting.
Praise for Meltdown: "A page-turning account - Mason is refreshingly clear-eyed - and angry." Will Hutton, Guardian; "What people need is a reliable guide to the financial crisis - Meltdown is the book they are looking for." John Gray, New Statesman; "A lucid and sharply polemical account of the crisis." Oliver Kamm, The Times.