Friday, May 29, 2009

Five of the best books on the recent financial crash

Tim Bennett, a deputy editor at MoneyWeek, named five of the best books on the latest financial crash.

One title on the list:
False Economy by Alan Beattie

Beattie, says The Economist, uses "extraordinary stories of economic triumph and disaster" to distill lessons from history to show what many readers may already suspect: most economic successes and failures take us by surprise. The book is laced with case studies (such as why Peru, not California, dominates the US asparagus market), but is short on answers, making it a "fascinating", yet "maddening" read, says the FT.
Read about the other four books on Bennett's list.

--Marshal Zeringue