How markets fail : the logic of economic calamities / John Cassidy.

Title
How markets fail : the logic of economic calamities / John Cassidy.
Author
Cassidy, John, 1963-
Publication
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009.

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Description
viii, 390 p. : ill.; 24 cm.
Subject
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [347]-370) and index.
Contents
Pt. 1. Utopian Economics -- 1. Warnings Ignored and the Conventional Wisdom -- 2. Adam Smith's Invisible Hand -- 3. Friedrich Hayek's Telecommunications System -- 4. The Perfect Markets of Lausanne -- 5. The Mathematics of Bliss -- 6. The Evangelist -- 7. The Coin-Tossing View of Finance -- 8. The Triumph of Utopian Economics -- Pt. 2. Reality-Based Economics -- 9. The Prof and the Polar Bears -- 10. A Taxonomy of Failure -- 11. The Prisoner's Dilemma and Rational Irrationality -- 12. Hidden Information and the Market for Lemons -- 13. Keynes's Beauty Contest -- 14. The Rational Herd -- 15. Psychology Returns to Economics -- 16. Hyman Minsky and Ponzi Finance -- Pt. 3. The Great Crunch -- 17. Greenspan Shrugs -- 18. The Lure of Real Estate -- 19. The Subprime Chain -- 20. In the Alphabet Soup -- 21. A Matter of Incentives -- 22. London Bridge Is Falling Down -- 23. Socialism in Our Time.
ISBN
  • 9780374173203
  • 0374173206
LCCN
2009029529
Owning Institutions
Columbia University Libraries