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Bloomberg Business Week’s Best Books Of 2014

Bloomberg Business Week
December 12, 2014

Bloomberg Business Week has named Fragile by Design as one of the “Best Books of ’14”. BBW asks prominent people to name two or three of their favorite books from 2014. Two of BBW‘s prominent reader’s picked Fragile by Design. Here is what they say:

From Mervyn King, former governor of the Bank of England and visiting professor at New York University:

“Charles W. Calomiris and Stephen H. Haber’s Fragile by Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit is a magnificent study of the economics and politics of banking.”

From Jeffrey M. Lacker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond:

Fragile by Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit by Charles W. Calomiris and Stephen H. Haber. Hands down the best single book for understanding the historical journey that laid the groundwork for the financial crisis.”