Best historical examination of how important new technologies impact the economy, and one of two books that have best predicted the evolution of the US economy the last 6 years.
If you haven’t read Schwed’s book, buy a copy. Its wisdom and humor are truly priceless. This book was first published in 1940 and is the funniest book ever written about investing. It lightly delivers many truly important messages on the subject.
The most overlooked book I’ve read. Critics try to marginalize him, but a lot of people are thinking what he has the courage to say. If you want to understand why income inequality is worsening and why boom/bust cycles are getting more and more severe, read his book.
This is the best book you can read to understand the global credit crisis. It’s a short book – just 5 chapters covering Iceland, Ireland, Germany, Greece, and California. What’s particularly fascinating is how each place had a wildly different reaction to the credit glut.
I love books on economic observations. This is one of the best.
…relives the Great Recession with what I found to be an enlightening journey through the key episodes, heated debates and winning arguments behind the sweeping U.S. financial reforms that resulted from the financial crisis.
These CEOs thought very differently and took a bit of a contrarian view about how to create value in their companies. Each looked at their business from the outside in, took their time to develop a clear point of view and stuck with it, which ultimately created a lot of value for shareholders and everyone associated with their companies.
The best all-round account of the global financial crisis and what we should do to reduce the chances of a repetition.
Wolf offers an insightful and brutal analysis of the broad political and economic forces that have shaped the global economy in recent years, particularly in Europe.
Wolf’s book sets the crisis in the context of structural problems that set the stage for the crisis, many of which have not been mitigated (indeed some amplified) by policy hyperactivity in the wake of the crisis. While not all of the diagnoses and future policy suggestions ring true, this book will stand the test of time as an introduction to the complexity of problems that presaged the crisis.