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: Lords of Finance

Liaquat Ahamed’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “Lords of Finance” weaves international exchange rates, foreign reserves and the inter-war period’s “barbarous relic” – gold – together from the vantage point of four men who directed the fates of millions toward the granddaddy of all economic crises: The Great Depression.

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