*On the Brink*

The subtitle is Inside the Race to Stop the Collapse of the Global Financial System and the author is (?) Henry M. Paulson, Jr.

I don't consider myself a member of the anti-Paulson brigade but this book is a boring whitewash.  At least up through p.100, everyone is brilliant, charming, etc.

He explains that as a Christian Scientist he is comfortable relying on prayer rather than formal medicine.  I guess that doesn't hold for the banking system.

So far the best line is had by Nixon, who on p.29 eviscerates the idea of a VAT.  Everyone else sounds like a cliche.  There may be revelations in the later chapters, but I probably won't get to them.


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