The Financial System Limit: Radical thoughts about money

David Kauders

Radical thinkers might have a point” was how the Financial Times described David Kauders’ first book The Greatest Crash: How contradictory policies are sinking the global economy. This new book offers further original thought.

Why were economies sluggish before the pandemic arrived? Why have interest rates paid by businesses and households been rising even though deposit rates are nil? Does the policy of bailing out economies, now followed by most governments and central banks, bring any dangers?

In The Financial System Limit, British investment manager David Kauders FRSA puts forward three radical theories which together provide the answers to these questions. These theories show that Keynesian economics has gradually turned from a benefit to society, into a damaging scheme. Other economic policies are also not addressing the fundamental problem, which is the world’s inability to afford private sector debts already created.

The author challenges the existing academic and political consensus about how economies should be managed. The old arguments about sound money versus stimulus, as well as contemporary arguments that governments controlling their own currency can create as much credit as they wish, are fundamentally inappropriate to a world in which private sector debt far exceeds public debt and carries a higher, rising, interest cost.

Whether you are a concerned individual, an academic, politician, banker or even a policymaker, read about a different view of the current financial orthodoxies, one that will provoke serious debate and even action.

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Listen to BBC radio interview 20 July 2020


Guest articles

The London Economic 20 July 2020 - Increasing the UK's total debt will not help us escape recession

Business Matters Magazine 16 July 2020 - Introducing the Financial System Limit

Public Finance 24 July 2020 - Debt limit: why we need a new financing approach

Table of contents

Part one: Three radical thoughts

1   The financial system limit

2   Debt interest is a cost to society

3   The central banking economic cycle

Part two: Academic theory and case studies

4   Academic theory

5   Two case studies of the financial system limit

6   Pensions

Part three: How can the world escape its debt problem?

7   Existing ideas

8   Tackling the cost of interest to society

Part four: The pandemic and the financial system limit

9   Impact of the pandemic

10 Deflation


"The author provides a historical view of how we reached the point where the level of global debt is unsustainable and now compounded by a global pandemic. The book is understandable by those without a deep financial background.

"Kauders, who has decades of experience as an investment manager makes the case for the difficult situation we, as global citizens, are confronted with." - Librarything reviewer

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"The book pleas to measure interest cost on total debt in relation to economic output. A deep recession and consequential financial upset were inevitable in a world that could not resolve the conflict between stimulus and austerity, a world that remained addicted to debt, a world that refused to admit the limit to the growth of debt caused by the cost of servicing it. That's what David Kauders wants to highlight." - Hank van der Klis, Netherlands

"Credit to Kauders for sharing his observations, experience and proposing solutions." - Librarything reviewer



Print editions

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Quality paperback, Australia, New Zealand  22 February 2021

ISBN 9781907230783  AUD 20 AU/NZ, elsewhere local equivalent of USD 14

Retailers: Australia:  Angus & Robertson   Amazon   Booktopia    Fishpond   Principal library suppliers in Australia list this title

New Zealand:  Fishpond 


Hardcover, USA,  24 May 2021

ISBN 9781907230769  USD 20

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Hardcover, UK,  23 August 2021

ISBN 9781907230790  GBP 16

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Other books by David Kauders

The Greatest Crash: How contradictory policies are sinking the global economy

Understanding Brext Options: What future for Britain?



The Financial System Limit: Radical thoughts about money

E-book ISBN: 978-1-907230-77-6   Ebook ISBN: 9781907230776
Print 22 February 2021 (Australia etc.) ISBN 9781907230783
Print 24 May 2021 (USA, world except UK) ISBN 9781907230769
Print 23 August 2021 (UK, world except USA) ISBN 9781907230790



About the author

David Kauders FRSA was educated at Latymer Upper School, Jesus College Cambridge and Cranfield School of Management. He is an investment manager and also contributes occasional articles to the UK financial press.

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ebook available £4.99, €5.99, US$6.99
ISBN: 978-1-907230-77-6
Printed book: Hardcover, US supply
ISBN: 978-1-907230-76-9  USD 20
Expected publication May 2021
Printed book: Hardcover, UK supply
ISBN: 978-1-907230-79-0   GBP 16
Expected publication August 2021
There will be a paperback edition in Australia and other markets in February 2021  AUD 20, USD 14
Published by Sparkling Books