Ezra Klein explains why you should buy ‘The Alchemists’

April 28, 2013 No Comments by Neil

My Post colleague Ezra Klein has a post on why he thinks you ought to read ‘The Alchemists’. (And he’s telling the truth, incidentally, that I didn’t know he was writing it! And that I find it vaguely embarrassing!).

In sum:

This book adds a lot of reporting, a lot of travel, a lot of research, and a lot of narrative and pulls together a full retelling of the crisis — and arguably of modern economies — from the perspective of global central banking. That makes it a very different perspective than you’ve heard before, and an important corrective to the kind of coverage you get every day. It’s not just a great book about the crisis, but it’s a great book about how and where economic policy is really made. That makes it a book worth buying, because it will help you understand where so many of the other books and articles and blog posts you’ll read go wrong.

Read the full post here.

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