Econ 479

The Art of Writing, the Science of Economics

Apocalyptic summer reading

Michiko Kakutani reviews two new books on the economic meltdown in today’s New York Times. Her lede:

A year ago it would have been hard to imagine a book about the Federal Reserve and Treasury Department making it onto people’s must-read summer reading lists. But the financial calamities of last autumn put the global economy on the brink of disaster and led to continuing fiscal woes. Understanding what happened has become vitally important not just for bankers and economists, but for everyone affected by the fallout, which means … well, just about everyone.

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Written by gregorymcnamee

July 21, 2009 at 11:46 pm

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