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Overall it is entertaining and persuasive.
Just when I was getting comfortable that the book was written from a relatively non-ideological point of view, they'd throw in some market worship for good measure.
They then describe what they call the Great Reversal that marked the fallback of financial markets from 1930 until well into the 1980s.
It is not exactly a secret that Zingales was on the lookout for an economic advisory role with Romney before he lost the election. Read morePublished on December 23, 2012 by Ann Elaine Rutledge
Had to buy this book for a class on capitalism and regulation. Each chapter was enjoyable to read and was insightful to the last page. Read morePublished on April 11, 2011 by ultigator11
While written in the Worldcom era. This book is a great read in the 2010 economic times as it clearly shows how the "to big to fail" cries of the established were once again, the... Read morePublished on October 23, 2010 by Robert Ballantyne
I learned of this book because it is referred to in the excellent How Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities by John Cassidy. Read morePublished on May 16, 2010 by S. Kaphan
This is a brilliant book which I strongly recommend to readers. It is some ways a predictor of how capitalists (the big banks) nearly destroyed the global financial system in 2008... Read morePublished on January 1, 2010 by Rajat Bhatia
This book, written by two heavyweight University of Chicago financial economists, was published during our last financial market "crisis" in 2003. Read morePublished on August 21, 2009 by Paul McMahon
This book, written by two heavyweight University of Chicago financial economists, was published during our last financial market "crisis" in 2003. Read morePublished on July 26, 2009 by Paul McMahon
This book was published a couple of years before the current credit crunch really began to make itself felt; I read this book a few months ago with a rather strange sense that the... Read morePublished on April 5, 2009 by Thomas H. Burroughes
"Saving Capitalism" is a book with a simple and even intuitive thesis -- that capitalists don't like competition. Read morePublished on July 23, 2006 by Denis Benchimol Minev