Enron Revisited: The Smartest Guys in the Room

Even though Enron as a company no longer exists, there are certain lessons and anecdotes in Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room that everyone should see. The epitome of greed, the courage to stand against it, and the cheesy-yet-true revelation that you can never judge a book, or a major corporation, by its cover.

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Book Review: “Animal Spirits” explains effect of emotions on economy

Economic theories can’t explain economic events in history, say George Akerlof and Robert J. Shiller in their 2009 book, because they don’t take into account that humans are involved. Or, more specifically, humans and their “animal spirits.”

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Book review: $20 Per Gallon, How the Inevitable Rise in the Price of Gasoline Will Change Our Lives for the Better

We love to hop on planes, trick out our SUVs and build McMansions in the suburbs. At $20 per gallon, these cheap oil luxuries will be gone along with today’s “bigger is better” American dream.

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Book Review: The Big Short

The Big Short is unique because rather than taking us inside the heads of the crooked Wall Street bankers, it illuminates the recent crisis through the minds of a very small minority of traders and investors who were on the other side – those who realized something was seriously wrong with the financial system before anyone else did.

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