Financial History

Could the 2008 banking crisis have been avoided?

Econned
Book
 

Yves Smith

Palgrave Macmillan, 2010

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Misguided allegiance to theoretical “free markets” led to destructive deregulation of the financial services industry.
Senseless Panic
Book
 

William M. Isaac and Philip C. Meyer

Wiley, 2010

(7)

A sharp critique of the 2008 federal TARP program, chronicling mismanagement, waste and failure
Zombie Economics
Book
 

John Quiggin

Princeton UP, 2010

(8)

Horrors! They keep coming back! Why economic theories that led the world to the brink of financial collapse just won’t die.
A Short History of Financial Euphoria
Book

John Kenneth Galbraith

Penguin, 1994

(10)

Galbraith’s financial essay warns that devastating fiscal collapse is inevitable in the free enterprise system.