By alphabetic coincidence, today’s list of book picks includes two on economic issues — but also two books perfect for airplane reading.
Laurent Jacque suggests When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management, by Roger Lowenstein.
Michael Klein also points us toward books that can help us understand the current economy. He wrote: “I hesitate a bit to recommend anything on the financial crisis, since it is such a fluid situation, but a good background to it can be gained by reading Financial Shock: Global Panic and Government Bailouts — How We Got Here and What Must Be Done to Fix It, by Mark Zandi. Also, at this time when finance is seen as a problem, it is useful to remember how well-functioning financial markets can help, so I also recommend Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists by Raghuram G. Rajan and Luigi Zingales.”
As I said in the first picks post, there’s something here for everyone, even if you want to rest your brain this summer. (Though I also hasten to add that NOTHING is required and brain-resters need not worry.) I’d love to hear your reaction to the list. Post your comments — which books have you read? Any that you particularly recommend to fellow students? Chime in!
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