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Inside the Fdic by John F. Bovenzi
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By Antony Currie

Billie Jean Cherry hid over 100 boxes of unfiled documents in a storage unit across the street from the bank she helped run. Her long-time colleague Terry Church, after realizing the firm was about to go under, had even more records d
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Amarres perros by Jorge G. Castañeda
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By Martin Langfield

Two Mexicos often seem to coexist, one an insular land of hard-to-kill monopolies in politics and business, the other more outward-looking, embracing modernity, competition and even the United States. In his autobiography, “Amarres
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Digital Gold by Nathaniel Popper
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By Edward Chancellor

The age of ultralow interest rates has created an ideal environment for speculative excesses. Since the U.S. Federal Reserve set the monetary lever close to zero in 2008, bubbles have appeared in several asset classes, from contem
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Dealing with China by Henry M. Paulson Jr.
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By John Foley

Hank Paulson’s two decades of negotiations with China have left him with a wealth of anecdotes, presumably a sizeable stack of air miles and a new book, “Dealing With China”. Paulson shows himself a master of two rules of doing business
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Inequality by Anthony B. Atkinson
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By Edward Hadas

Income inequality is a hot economic and political topic. But Anthony Atkinson, an academic at Oxford, was into it long before it became trendy. He published his first paper on the topic in 1970. Since then he has collected a knighthood
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Hubris by Meghnad Desai
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By Edward Chancellor

The response of the dismal scientists to their collective failure to anticipate the global financial crisis has been dispiriting. Economists have refused to set aside their abstruse models, even though these models failed to predi
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The Bling Dynasty by Erwan Rambourg
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By Carol Ryan

A new Silk Road runs from west to east. For the past decade, luxury companies have rushed to cash in on China’s boom. But Erwan Rambourg’s prediction of the reign of Chinese shoppers is starting to look shaky just a few months after his
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Data and Goliath by Bruce Schneier
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By Martin Langfield

Mass surveillance by governments and corporations is comparable to child labor or environmental pollution. That is the largely persuasive claim of security expert Bruce Schneier in his new book “Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles
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Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be by Frank Bruni
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By Kate Duguid

Frank Bruni should have a good month in May. The New York Times columnist’s new book is an ideal present for high school students who failed to secure acceptance to one of the country’s elite universities. Bruni offers a salve for the o
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Blair Inc - The Man Behind the Mask by Francis Beckett
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By Quentin Webb

Politics has a problem in the era of the global billionaire. The challenge is illustrated by the business empire of Tony Blair - dubbed “Blair Inc” - in a timely new book by veteran reporters Francis Beckett, David Hencke and Nick Koch
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