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Smart, Savvy and An Absolute Essential,
This review is from: Managed by the Markets: How Finance Re-Shaped America (Hardcover)
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This is hands-down one of the most well written books covering the current economic crisis that I've read to date...and as a college instructor (business) and writer, I've read more than my share. It's intelligent, well organized, clear and right on the mark.
Those that are trying to make sense of what is taking place and why will find the background information easy to understand without insulting ones intelligence...however, unlike the vast majority of writers, the author doesn't stop with the basics. He takes time to explore where we came from, where we are today (as a nation and globally) and where we are likely heading in the future but without giving into the "easy money" hype of trying to forecast the future or make wild claims. Instead, he presents the information in a factual manner that allows the readers to draw their own conclusions and spot opportunity as well as risk inherent in the system itself.
During every major transition there are those that continue to work/invest from the former perspective while others realize that change is taking place. This is not an investment book per se but rather an in-depth exploration of the transition along a likely continuum.
Who Will Like This Book...
-Investors - those that want to understand the investment environment not merely those searching for a 'how to' or checklist.
- Business Owners
- Government Officials
- Political and/or Social Science Buffs
- Anyone seeking to better understand how we got here and were it heads into the future
Plain and simple, this is for those that don't mind to think...and think you will because the information, direction and long term consequences will not be easily digested - or resolved. Inform yourself.