Monday, 21 October 2013

Explaining the GFC

I've discovered the hard way (from relatively low levels of page views) that few people want book reviews, not even economists on economics books. So this isn't one. It's just a pointer to what Bill Clinton has called "a masterpiece - simple, straightforward, and wise", what Paul Volcker has described as "a comprehensive and, mirabile dictu, engagingly readable analysis of the great financial crisis" and what Bob Woodward has said is "the best account available of what really happened in the 2008 financial crisis, why, and what it now means for the future".

I finished it over the week-end, it's as good as they say, and it's Alan Blinder's After The Music Stopped: the financial crisis, the response, and the work ahead.

And if you like it, try one of my all-time favourite economics books, Blinder's Hard Heads, Soft Hearts: Tough-Minded Economics for a Just Society.

2 comments:

  1. I generally get most of my books on the recommendations of others, so please do not stop recommending good reads entirely. Have just ordered one of these on Kindle and the other the old fashioned way.

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  2. Good on you! And OK, I'll keep it up

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