Why is finance Britain's best-paid business?
Why are politicians at the mercy of the markets?
Why do City values - greed, the bottom line - dominate?
City State has the answers. - Hamish McRae, Economics Commentator, Independent
"This lively read is strongly recommended - it should lead to plentiful and fruitful debate." - Colin Leach, Professional Investor
"Even the most arrogant, bonus-hardened fatcat spawned by the City State occasionally looks down in terror from the height he has reached and wonders when gravity will reassert itself. Roberts and Kynaston may help him. They map the extraordinary growth of financial wizardry and fatcattery in London before and since the Big Bang in 1986." - David Shirreff, Capital Markets Editor, The Economist
"A lively account of how the City works and how it has changed in recent decades. Their book is knowledgeable and provocative." - William Keegan, Economics Editor, Observer