Books To Read...
The Long and the Short of It
1 Dec 2016.
This book provides a guide to the complexities of modern finance. It describes the basics of investment and the sophisticated innovations of the modern financial system. It explains how the follies of finance have threatened the stability of the world economy.....
Phishing for Phools
George A. Akerlof and
Robert J. Shiller
22 Aug 2016
Ever since Adam Smith, the central teaching of economics has been that free markets provide us with material well-being, as if by an invisible hand. In Phishing for Phools, Nobel Prize-winning economists George Akerlof and Robert Shiller deliver....
“Swimming with Sharks: My Journey into the World of the Bankers”
17 Sep 2015
Joris Luyendijk, an investigative journalist, knew as much about banking as the average person: almost nothing. Bankers, he thought, were ruthless, competitive, bonus-obsessed sharks, irrelevant to his life. And then he was assigned to investigate the financial sector....
What They Do With Your Money
Stephen Davis, Jon Lukomnik and David Pitt–watson
6 May 2016
A call to reboot capitalism and preserve $85 trillion in retirement savings for their owners-not for use as the financial industry's ATM Each year we pay billions in fees to those who run our financial system. The money comes from our bank accounts, our pensions, our borrowing....
Transparency Games: How bankers rig the world of finance
Mr. Richard G Field
25 Mar 2015
This is the story of how bankers with help from the members of Wall Street’s Opacity Protection Team (this includes politicians, economists, think-tanks, rating firms, investment charter constrained asset managers and the financial regulators) undermined the global financial system by reintroducing opacity....