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Edward "Ed" Conard is the author of the New York Times top-ten bestselling book, Unintended Consequences: Why Everything You've Been Told About the Economy Is Wrong (2012). He is a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Previously, he was a founding partner of Bain Capital, where he worked closely with his friend and colleague, former presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
In May of 2012, Conard published Unintended Consequences: Why Everything You've Been Told About the Economy Is Wrong. The book was featured on the cover of the New York Times Sunday Magazine and went on to become a New York Times top ten non-fiction bestseller. Because of the publicity surrounding the publication of his book, Conard was the tenth most searched author on Google in 2012.
Since its publication, Mr. Conard has made over 100 television appearances in which he has debated leading economists including Paul Krugman, Joe Stiglitz, Alan Kruger, Austan Goolsbee, and Jared Bernstein; journalists including Jon Stewart, Fareed Zakaria, Chris Hayes, and Andrew Ross Sorkin; and politicians such as Barney Frank, Howard Dean, and Eliot Spitzer.
Prior to Bain Capital, Conard worked for Wasserstein Perella & Co., an investment bank that specialized in mergers and acquisitions, and Bain & Company, a management-consulting firm, where he led the firm's industrial practice.
Conard has a master of business administration degree from Harvard Business School and a bachelor of science degree in engineering from the University of Michigan.
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It is a bit sad that we get just another book saying that more/less is better.)
Before even discussing the validity of using a dollar to measure everything the use of statistics seems to be uneven and maybe not completely honest.
As Conard sees it, investors may get super rich from new innovations, but consumers benefit from those innovations even more.
This book is a clear example of starting with an erroneous premise to reach an erroneous conclusion. Read morePublished 4 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 5 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 9 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 9 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 13 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 13 months ago by Timoleon
Conrad provides answers to many of my unresolved economic questions. The author creates a thoughtful and complete framework of economic concepts. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Thomas P gause