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Best Business Books 2016: Economy

Best Business Books 2016 Economy

Over at Strategy+Business: Best Business Books 2016: Economy: The Crisis Is Over: Welcome to the New Crisis:

  • Robert J. Gordon: The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War (Princeton University Press, 2016) http://amzn.to/2eYBETT

  • Adair Turner: Between Debt and the Devil: Money, Credit, and Fixing Global Finance (Princeton University Press, 2015) http://amzn.to/2fahiHY

  • Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson: American Amnesia: How the War on Government Led Us to Forget What Made America Prosper (Simon & Schuster, 2016) http://amzn.to/2ekuOdg

It’s been quite a decade for the global economy. The popping of the American housing bubble in 2006, the subprime mortgage financial crisis and its spread to Wall Street in 2007–08, the collapse of the world economy into the first global recession in decades in 2008–09, the knock-on eurozone financial crisis that began in 2010, and a slow, often faltering recovery — it’s been a tumultuous 10 years. And the period has produced a bumper crop of excellent economics books by academics, journalists, and practitioners who have attempted to grapple with the extraordinary macroeconomic disaster. They have examined why it happened, how to fix it, what it means, and how to avoid a recurrence of anything even remotely as hellish. Read MOAR at Strategy+Business