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Everything you ever wanted—and needed—to know about capitalism . . . but were afraid to ask.

What is capitalism, and will it survive? What does globalization really mean—and how does it affect your bank account? If capitalism, left unchecked, has caused disasters like the Great Depression and the financial crisis of 2008–09, why has it been the economic system of choice for
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by HarperBusiness (first published August 18th 2009)
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Joseph Young
Aug 27, 2010 Joseph Young rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: avid socialists, people interested in economic theory
I found this a well-compiled fairly impartial view of capitalism and its history.

Flaws: Too short, and some biases, although the author does well to cover them.
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So poorly written and far too slim to be anything close to a "bible." Go pick up an Intro to Microeconomics textbook instead.
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Gretchen Morgenson is a business reporter and columnist at The New York Times, where she also serves as assistant business and financial editor. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for her "trenchant and incisive" coverage of Wall Street. Prior to joining the Times in 1998, she worked as a broker at Dean Witter in the 1980s, and as a reporter at Forbes, Worth, and Money magazines. She lives ...more
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