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Loyd E. Eskildson "Pragmatist"
 
A Failure of Capitalism: The Crisis of '08 and the Descent into Depression
A Failure of Capitalism: The Crisis of '08 and the Descent into Depression
"Excellent and credible criticism of our current financial and regulatory systems."
The New Paradigm for Financial Markets: The Credit Crisis of 2008 and What It Means
The New Paradigm for Financial Markets: The Credit Crisis of 2008 and What It Means
"Difficult reading, but far better insights than the morons on TV.  Read my review as a short-cut."
The Man Who Sold the World: Ronald Reagan and the Betrayal of Main Street America
The Man Who Sold the World: Ronald Reagan and the Betrayal of Main Street America
"This book was written with a focus on President Reagan.  However, en route, it provides excellent insights into how short-term financial market thinking (avoid being swallowed up in an M&A or LBO) diverted CEOs from long-term investments in productivity improvements, thereby setting the stage for our dramatic loss of manufacturing market share."
Zombie Banks: How Broken Banks and Debtor Nations Are Crippling the Global Economy
Zombie Banks: How Broken Banks and Debtor Nations Are Crippling the Global Economy
"Objective and important background on the 'Great Recessin.'"
Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World
Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World
"Provides clear understanding of the European crisis, the successor to the original 'Great Recession' on a national levels."
Retirement Heist: How Companies Plunder and Profit from the Nest Eggs of American Workers
Retirement Heist: How Companies Plunder and Profit from the Nest Eggs of American Workers
"How corporations have cleverly and dishonestly shrunk the retirement benefits millions were planning on."
The Cost of Capitalism: Understanding Market Mayhem and Stabilizing our Economic Future
The Cost of Capitalism: Understanding Market Mayhem and Stabilizing our Economic Future
"Excellent insight into why the U.S. economy keeps tanking."
The Greatest Trade Ever: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of How John Paulson Defied Wall Street and Made Financial History
The Greatest Trade Ever: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of How John Paulson Defied Wall Street and Made Financial History
"Excellent accounting of how John Paulson made $6+ billion for himself shorting the real-estate bubble of 2006; meanwhile, only one new job was created, no-one was fed, housed, clothed, educated, or healed, and no factory or store was built. It was all through pure gambling, and taxed at the minimum 15% ordinary income rate (per capital gains rule)."
Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth
Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth
"How Wall Street has become the enemy of Main Street, and contributed to the decline of America."