Philip Coggan’s *Paper Promises*

He writes for The Economist and the subtitle is Debt, Money, and The New World Order.  It is a very good and sensible introduction to the history of the recent economic crisis, with an emphasis on debt and also historical perspective.  It is due out February 7, recommended.


It's Philip Coggan actually :-)

He gave an excellent lecture at the LSE last night. Here's a good review of the book:

Thank you very much for the mention, but my surname is, indeed, Coggan

Sorry, corrected!

Thanks very much

Here's the podcast of Coggan's talk at the LSE last night:

I bought it after this recommendation, and it's a bit too basic for readers of this blog. I think it's a great book for undergraduates or the interested layman.

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