How Markets Fail The Logic of Economic Calamities

ISBN-10: 0374173206

ISBN-13: 9780374173203

Edition: 2009

Authors: John Cassidy

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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 11/10/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.606
Language: English

John Cassidyis a journalist atThe New Yorkerand a frequent contributor toThe New York Review of Books. He is the author ofDot.con: How America Lost Its Mind and Money in the Internet Eraand lives in New York City.

Introduction
Utopian Economics
Warnings Ignored and the Conventional Wisdom
Adam Smith's Invisible Hand
Friedrich Hayek's Telecommunications System
The Perfect Markets of Lausanne
The Mathematics of Bliss
The Evangelist
The Coin-Tossing View of Finance
The Triumph of Utopian Economics
Reality-Based Economics
The Prof and the Polar Bears
A Taxonomy of Failure
The Prisoner's Dilemma and Rational Irrationality
Hidden Information and the Market for Lemons
Keynes's Beauty Contest
The Rational Herd
Psychology Returns to Economics
Hyman Minsky and Ponzi Finance
The Great Crunch
Greenspan Shrugs
The Lure of Real Estate
The Subprime Chain
In the Alphabet Soup
A Matter of Incentives
London Bridge Is Falling Down
Socialism in Our Time
Conclusion
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index
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