Finance and the Good Society by Robert J. Shiller Download (read online) free eBook

Finance and the Good Society

The reputation of the financial industry could hardly be worse than it is today in the painful aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. New York Times best-selling economist Robert Shiller is no apologist for the sins of finance–he is probably the only person to have predicted both the stock market bubble of 2000 and the real estate bubble that led up to the subprime mortg
Jeffrey Weiss

Mar 31, 2012

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it was ok

Robert Shiller is a genius and I love his thesis that finance is basically goal engineering. However, this book was simply a collection of book-report type essays that lacked cohesion and vision. Save yourself time a read his graduation speech to Yake finance grads instead.

Kent Winward

Jul 18, 2012

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it was amazing

Shiller masterfully illustrates the connection of finance to the good society. I must admit that I’m particularly drawn to his more optimistic outlook on finance and financial reform. I also believe that much of modern finance is enormously beneficial for humanity — just as I believe that the excesses and the weaknesses need to be addressed. We cannot address contemporary problems with antiquated concepts. Shiller points out something that is completely missing from financial reform discussions