If you want a concise, accurate, easy-to-read, fact-based (i.e. with data) accounting of how our economy got so f*cked up, go buy this book.

For extra credit, go read this one too.  Yves Smith will give you an intimate look inside the world of “high finance” and how the “quants” drove our economy over a cliff.  Also fact-based and chock-full-o-data.

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4 Responses to Read This Book… And This One Too!

  1. DanH says:

    Looks intriguing. Thank you for the heads up.

    • Zuma Bound says:

      I can save you all “the price” of reading Dante’s comment just below.

      Dante: A noun, a verb and “union thugs” or “entitlement [fill-in-the-blank]”.

      That is all.

  2. dante says:

    I can save you all the price of the book here is Krugmans whole plan, no cuts in any federal program and increase taxes on all people except those who live the entitlement lifestyle.

    • Phil Scarr says:

      Krugman (sort of) responds to you:

      I suppose that in my quest to improve policy and understanding I should be trying to fit in better – lose the beard, learn to play golf, start using “impact” as a verb. But I probably couldn’t pull it off even if I tried. And as a result there will always be a large group of people who will never be moved by any evidence I present.

      Actually, I had a wonderful, in a way, piece of correspondence today; the correspondent had read End this Depression Now!, and was having trouble finding any instances where I presented facts deceptively to support my ideological agenda. Could I please help him locate the places in the book where I do that?

      Oh well. We just do what we can.

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