Just finished reading Barry Ritholtz's new book Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook The World Economy:
Barry is one of the rare, refreshingly candid, financial commentators. He also has a law degree which helps him to easily recognize the glaring conflicts of interest in the finance world. Barry calls 'bullshit' with clarity, humour and style. While entertaining, the book delivers detailed perspective on past financial crisis, bailouts, and classically human mistakes, aided and abetted by government through the past 100 years.
Ritholtz uses his education and real life experience as a stool to stand on in order to see over the clouds of minutiae to big picture clarity. Available in fine stores everywhere or on line here. You can also read his daily blog here: The Big Picture.
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