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I'm recommending it to all of my friends; a great, great read.
Partnoy is an engaging writer, and he provides enough background information to make the book understandable to a layman.
Partnoy has done a phenomenal job of demystifying the world of swaps, derivatives and other exotic financial instruments.
Used this book as a reference for a term paper at college. Good for anyone wanting to know more about how our financial markets do and don't work in recent years.Published 10 months ago by Jim
This is an origins story, on how certain uses of derivatives and like financial products came into use to manipulate financial statements, and how these sorts of manipulations... Read morePublished 21 months ago by PHIL
He makes it very clear that all the financial "innovation" that America has brought in for the last 20 years had not the slightest intention of "serving the... Read morePublished 23 months ago by michael shanks
I really like this book- explains things clearly and concisely- I have not finished it but so far so good. Read morePublished on September 23, 2012 by dixiechicken
The problems are fairly well documented, but there are few solutions offered.
I have pretty good one: Totally and irrevocably eliminate lobbies in Washington. Read more
A definite buy if you want to know how pompous, arrogant financial officer played with America is money. Read morePublished on February 12, 2012 by davo
I've read pretty extensively and deeply about finance and this is the best overall treatment I've found. Read morePublished on September 16, 2011 by W. D ONEIL
This is a unique opportunity to learn about Wall Street scandals from an insider's perspective. Partnoy provides excellent "case studies" of some of the best known -- and lesser... Read morePublished on July 5, 2010 by M. Baker
Exeptional! A great history of the deception of Wall Street. It looks like an intimidating book at close to 400 pages but it is absolutely captivating. Read morePublished on June 15, 2010 by Russell Holcombe