Patrick O'Hare Please, can we get some bad economic news? Is that too much to ask? That's not too much ask, it's just really dumb to ask for it. Nevertheless, we have heard it asserted in the face of the recent sell-off that bad economic news would be good news for the stock market.
One of the wisest and most clear-eyed economic thinkers offers a masterful narrative of the crisis and its lessons. With bracing clarity, Blinder shows how the U.
Some people think of the financial industry as a sideshow with little relevance to the real economy—where the jobs, factories, and shops are.
But finance is more like the circulatory system of the economic body: It took the crisis for the world to discover, to its horror, just how truly interconnected—and fragile—the global financial system is. Some observers argue that large global forces were the major culprits of the crisis.
Blinder disagrees, arguing that the problem started in the U. The book begins in, of all places, Stockholm, Sweden, in the seventeenth century, where central banking had its rocky birth, and then progresses through a brisk but dazzling tutorial on how the central banker came to exert such vast influence over our world, from its troubled beginnings to the Age of Greenspan, bringing the reader into the present with a marvelous handle on how these figures and institutions became what they are — the possessors of extraordinary power over our collective fate.
What they chose to do with those powers is the heart of the story Irwin tells. Irwin covered the Fed and other central banks from the earliest days of the crisis for the Washington Post, enjoying privileged access to leading central bankers and people close to them.
It is a landmark reckoning with central bankers and their power, with the great financial crisis of our time, and with the history of the relationship between capitalism and the state.
Definitive, revelatory, and riveting, The Alchemists shows us where money comes from—and where it may well be going. On greedy traders, clueless homeowners, or timid regulators? Or on foreign culprits in London, Beijing, or Tehran?
This surprising narrative goes back more than twenty years to reveal, in rich, anecdotal detail, how Wall Street, the mortgage industry, and the government conspired to change the way Americans bought their homes, creating a perfect storm.
With new, sometimes startling details, and a surprising cast of characters, they get for the first time to the real roots of the financial crisis. It was about basic human psychology-from the poorest Florida home buyer to the richest CEO. From blind faith in ever-rising housing prices to plummeting confidence in capital markets, "animal spirits" are driving financial events worldwide.
George Akerlof and Robert Shiller challenge the economic wisdom that got us into this mess, and put forward a bold new vision that will transform economics and restore prosperity.
They reassert the necessity of an active government role in economic policymaking by recovering the idea of animal spirits, a term John Maynard Keynes used to describe the gloom and despondence that led to the Great Depression and the changing psychology that accompanied recovery.
In rebuilding the case for a more robust, behaviorally informed Keynesianism, they detail the most pervasive effects of animal spirits in contemporary economic life--such as confidence and fear, bad faith, corruption, a concern for fairness, and the stories we tell ourselves about our economic fortunes--and show how Reaganomics, Thatcherism, and the rational expectations revolution failed to account for them.
Animal Spiritsoffers a road map for reversing the financial misfortunes besetting us today. Read it and learn how leaders can channel animal spirits--the powerful forces of human psychology that are afoot in the world economy today.Nassim Nicholas Taleb subsequently profiting from the lates financial crisis.
He advocates what he calls a "black swan robust" society, Taleb's five volume philosophical essay on uncertainty, titled the Incerto, covers the following books: Fooled by Randomness. Published: Wed, 25 Apr Introduction: The global financial crisis of began in July when a loss of confidence by investors in the value of securitized mortgages in the United States resulted in a liquidity crisis that prompted a substantial injection of capital into financial markets by the United States Federal Reserve, Bank of England and the European Central Bank.
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Misc thoughts, memories, proto-essays, musings, etc. And on that dread day, the Ineffable One will summon the artificers and makers of graven images, and He will command them to give life to their creations, and failing, they and their creations will be dedicated to the flames. The Value of Nothing, Raj Patel, July 28, Flawed assumptions about the underlying economic systems contributed to this problem and had been building up for a long time, the current financial crisis being one of its eventualities.
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