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Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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One wonders how anyone might utter the phrase "free market" while maintaining a straight face. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Stephen K Jones
I read this book in 2006, my senior year at University. This book was instrumental in connecting my training in economics, which is heavy on theory, to the "real world. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Fatcat
Although it said new, the content and the face page was quite old with second hand stamps on the side.Published on August 9, 2013 by Hideyuki Tanimoto
This book skilfully weaves together the disparate elements of the 1997-1999 crisis. It's not an easy story to tell given its wide-ranging geographical scope, but Blustein manages... Read morePublished on April 21, 2013 by rvarghese
This book, most of the reviews of it, and "Shock Doctrine" were written before the US meltdown. Now we know that the same leading characters and their practices from the 1990s... Read morePublished on December 8, 2011 by LD
It is a fascinating account; flows well. Thoroughly researched. Includes informative comparison between the IMF and World Bank cultures. Read morePublished on December 2, 2011 by Kindle Customer
Even if you're not an economics geek, this is a great book. Fast-moving, fun to read, balanced, fills out the macro theory with the people/passions/conflicts behind it, and... Read morePublished on May 5, 2009 by Jason Fossen
In Thailand, I witnessed the fiscal and monetary policies in the late 80s that were a result of pressure to "open up financial markets" in the Asian tiger economies so that funds... Read morePublished on December 28, 2008 by Jay Busari
The Chastening is a ripping, white-knuckle read. This IS the best single book about the IMF, but it is also a lesson in political theory. Read morePublished on September 25, 2006 by Review Guy