The Road to Ruin [Read online]
A drumbeat is sounding among the global elites. This time, the elites have an audacious plan to protect themselves from the fallout: hoarding cash now and locking down the global financial system when a crisis hits. The global elites don’t want this book to exist.
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
T. Confessions of an Economic Hit Man has become a word-of-mouth bestseller in the US. John Perkins started and stopped writing Confessions of an Economic Hit Man four times over 20 years.
The Global Minotaur: America, Europe and the Future of the Global Economy (Economic Controversies) [Read online]
‘ Daily Telegraph ‘A spirited book. ‘ New Yorker In this remarkable and provocative book, Yanis Varoufakis, former finance minister of Greece, explodes the myth that financialisation, ineffectual regulation of banks, greed and globalisation were the root causes of both the Eurozone crisis and the global economic crisis. Today’s deepening crisis in Europe is just one of the inevitable symptoms of the weakening Minotaur; of a global system which is now as unsustainable as it is imbalanced.
Whoops! Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay [Read online]
The wildest story in the world these days is not fiction; it’s what’s really happening all around us as the world’s global economy has gone into freefall. Accessibly, cleverly, and with mordant humor, journalist John Lanchester trots the globe in search of the answers to these questions-to Iceland, the scene of catastrophic bank collapse; to Hong Kong, the city of his birth built at the altar of free-market capitalism; to the high-stakes leveraging of Wall Street; and to the tragedy of lost homes in small-town America. Lanchester believes that the current crisis gives us an opportunity to bring about much-needed change and that a stronger and more compassionate system can emerge from the wreckage.
Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World [Read online]
Icelanders wanted to stop fishing and become investment bankers. The Germans wanted to be even more German; the Irish wanted to stop being Irish. Michael Lewis’s investigation of bubbles beyond our shores is so brilliantly, sadly hilarious that it leads the American reader to a comfortable complacency: oh, those foolish foreigners.