The Boom & Bust Years (The Age of Risk)

A BBC documentary that provides an insight into the how the financial system, the conditions and policies that were in place helped to create the boom and bust periods that we experienced recently. The documentary particularly focuses on the boom years in the City of London’s financial district. The boom years that led up the global financial crisis are investigated. It also charts the progress of how the financial bubble during that period just kept on growing bigger and bigger.

It includes testimonies from some of the key decision makers during that period, including, Mervyn King (Bank of England governor), Gordon Brown, and the former chairman of the US Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan.

This documentary is great insight into the events that happened in the United Kingdom during the boom years that led up to the global financial crisis.

The Boom & Bust Years (The Age of Risk) is written by David Jacobs who is on a quest to retire early and get out of the rat race. David is a financial expert who lives for early retirement. Follow his journey making money, saving and investing to retire early and get the best out of his retirement.