The Origin of Financial Crises by George Cooper

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In a series of disarmingly simple arguments financial market analyst George Cooper challenges the core principles of today's economic orthodoxy and explains how we have created an economy that is inherently unstable and crisis prone. With great skill, he examines the very foundations of today's economic philosophy and adds a compelling analysis of the forces behind economic crisis. His goal is nothing less than preventing the seemingly endless procession of damaging boom-bust cycles, unsustainable economic bubbles, crippling credit crunches, and debilitating inflation. His direct, conscientious, and honest approach will captivate any reader and is an invaluable aid in understanding today's economy.

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Dr. George Cooper is a principal of Alignment Investors a division of BlueCrest Capital Management Ltd. He was born in Sunderland and studied at Durham University. Dr. Cooper has worked as a fund manager at Goldman Sachs and as strategist for Deutsche Bank and JPMorgan. He lives in London with his wife and two children.
Published December 3, 2008 by Vintage. 208 pages
Genres: Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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Despite a disagreement on his conclusion, the book was a very informed piece that was not gummed up with too much of the economic jargon that tends to make books about dry subjects unbearable to read.Breaking the 170 page book into nine chapters, Cooper first talks about the current conditions (l...

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He skillfully dismantles the prevailing theoretical paradigm, which has failed to predict or explain the recent carnage in financial markets, and suggests an alternative based on economist Hyman Minsky’s financial instability hypothesis, which Cooper contends better fits recent market facts.

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