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Deep Freeze: Iceland's Economic Collapse

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It was a modern thriving economy one day, and then, suddenly, the food disappeared from the shelves, the banks closed, and the ships stopped arriving. Iceland in 2008 experienced an unprecedented economic meltdown that struck fear in the hearts of people all over the world. If it could happen here, it could happen anywhere.

The economic crisis led to a political crisis, wit
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Paperback, 156 pages
Published February 3rd 2011 by Ludwig von Mises Institute (first published January 1st 2011)
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Anne-Marie
Jun 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Nice read- illustrated the circumstances surrounding the lead up to the financial crisis, and its' effect on Iceland's economies, culture and future industries. Easy to follow, generally interesting, provides decent insight without weighing the reader down in too much analytical depth.
Mark Geise
Jun 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
“Deep Freeze” is a fascinating look inside the 2008 financial crisis in Iceland, the country arguably hit hardest by the global collapse. Bagus and Howden walk the reader through the boom in Iceland, what caused it, how the wheels came off, and where Iceland stands today. The best thing: it is available for free in PDF form on the Von Mises Institute web site!

Bagus and Howden do a great job to dispel any notion that Iceland’s meteoric rise and fall had anything to do with the effects of free mar
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P.G. Sundling
Mar 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I read this book as research on economic collapse for my upcoming novel The Internet President: None of the Above. Of all the books on the topic, this was my favorite.

The book is on the short side, but I didn't feel cheated by that because of how riveting the story was. Iceland got hit the hardest of the economies in the 2008 financial crisis, a 90% collapse in their stock market. One thing that makes Iceland special it took all the pain at the end of the collapse. This may be a preview for Amer
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A decent account of the crisis in Iceland post ‘08 and an enthralling read.
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