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''Ed Conard has written a provocative and important book about the economy that challenges conventional wisdom about the financial crisis, the trade deficit, government policy, and the path to prosperity.'' --William A. Sahlman, senior associate dean, Harvard Business School
''Ed Conard provides a provocative interpretation of the causes of the global financial crisis and the policies needed to return to rapid growth. Whether you agree or not, this analysis is well worth reading.'' --Nouriel Roubini, chairman of Roubini Global Economics
''Ed Conard's book presents the most cogent and persuasive analysis of the financial crisis to date.'' --Andrei Shleifer, Bates Clark Medal winner, Harvard University
''There are an amazing number of good ideas and interesting points made in this book.'' --Steven Levitt, coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Freakonomics
''Unintended Consequences will be the most talked-about economics book in 2012.'' --Kevin Hassett, senior fellow and director of economic policy, American Enterprise Institute
EDWARD CONARD was a partner at Bain Capital from 1993 to 2007. He served as the head of Bain's New York office and led the firm's acquisitions of large industrial companies. He sits on several boards of directors, including the boards of Waters Corporation and Sensata Technologies. Prior to Bain, Conard worked for Wasserstein Perella, an investment bank, and Bain & Company, a management consulting firm, where he headed its industrial practice. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School and the University of Michigan.
Great ideas. Strongly recommended.
Ideas are not always well-organized and developed, though.
This book is a clear example of starting with an erroneous premise to reach an erroneous conclusion. Read morePublished 9 months ago by EP
This book is a practical look at economics and what happened in the financial crisis in 2008. It's a bit of a tough go in spots, but well worth the effort.Published 10 months ago by Gerald R. Stein
This book elucidates the best part of the truth about what our government does and why it does not always work out.Published 14 months ago by Grey Fox
Most interesting are the range of comments here. I never realized the how much open animosity there to to free markets, capitalism and risk taking by successful entrepreneurs. Read morePublished 14 months ago by T. Noyes
Gives bird's eye, economist view of the crisis and the current economy. Well written and certainly has some interesting points no matter what your political views arePublished 18 months ago by Brian
I'm on page 54 of Edward Conrad's "Unintended Consequences" and if I had one word to describe the text so far it would be lunacy. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Timoleon