"The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism is fearless. It transcends Roberts' illustrious career and prior works of intellectual and practical analysis." NOMI PRINS
"In his inimitable way, Roberts describes how the rhetorical patter talk about free-markets is a cover story for the horror of an extractive asset-stripping operation by publicly supported private banks and the governments that they control." MICHAEL HUDSON
"Clearly, this empirically based, theoretically challenging book is one of the most important works of our time." Johannes Maruschzik, Preface to the German Edition
About the Author
is former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury in the Reagan administration, associate editor and columnist for the Wall Street Journal and Business Week. He served as Senior Research Fellow at Hoover Institution, and Stanford, and held the William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy at Georgetown University. Dr. Roberts has testified before committees of Congress on 30 occasions and was awarded the US Treasury's Meritorious Service Award for "outstanding contributions to the formulation of US economic policy. He was educated at the University of California, Berkeley, and Oxford.