Christopher Whalen

My summer reading list: Debt, deflation & democracy

August 12, 2011

For those of you with the good sense to ignore the financial markets and enjoy the waning days of summer, below are some of the books — new and old — sitting on my table:

“Reckless Endangerment” and the unwritten history of Washington

July 14, 2011

Some disclosures: I review the new book, “Reckless Endangerment: How outsized ambition, greed, and corruption led to economic Armageddon”, by Gretchen Morgenson and Josh Rosner, not because both authors are my friends. They are.  Nor do I review this book because it concisely summarizes the confluence of public policy and private avarice we all know as the subprime mortgage crisis. It does, and more.