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Whoops! by John Lanchester

Whoops! John LanchesterFor the last five years or so, the news has been full of complicated financial jargon which supposedly explains how the bankers managed to piss all our money away.  But what does it all actually mean?  Luckily, ‘Whoops! Why everyone owes everyone and no one can pay’ by John Lanchester helpfully explains the causes and consequences of the global financial crisis and is probably the only book you will ever need on the subject. Continue reading

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Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

‘Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything’ by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner explores some of the everyday mysteries of life through the prism of economics, understood in the broadest sense as the study of incentives.   Economics as a subject generally doesn’t inspire much enthusiasm but here is where you might be surprised.
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