I know, I know, I really should be blogging about something other than my stinkin’ book reviews. But this is just too much to keep to myself. From the new Publishers Weekly (nine reviews down), a starred review that begins:
At the core of the current financial crisis has been the widely held assumption that markets behave rationally. Fox, Time magazine editor-at-large, isn’t the first to bring scrutiny—or censure—to the conceit, but his analysis is singularly compelling, and the rare business history that reads like a thriller. …
A must-read for anyone interested in the markets, our economy or government, this dense but spellbinding work brings modern finance and economics to life.
Anyone interested in the markets, our economy or government, huh? That’s a lot of people. Not nearly as many as are interested in American Idol, of course. But I’ll take it.
So I shouldn’t actually be required to work for the rest of the day, should I? I should just get to sip champagne and, you know, float.