Summer Reading

 by Jerry O’Driscoll  

My summer reading actually began in the spring and included a number of books written on the financial crisis that I was asked to review by various publications.  My reviews will appear in fall issues. I can report that a number of the books written for the general public are quite good.  These include, but are not limited to, works by John Taylor, Thomas Sowell and George Melloan.

I am currently reading This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly by Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff. This is a major work and, while written to be accessible to the general public, contains a wealth of material for specialists. The book was in preparation years before the crisis, and its 2009 publication was fortuitous. Continue reading