Plunder and Blunder: The Rise and Fall of the Bubble Economy

February 01, 2011

For the second time this decade, the U.S. economy id sinking into a recession due to the collapse of a financial bubble. The most recent calamity will lead to a downturn deeper and longer than the stock market crash of 2001.

Dean Baker’s Plunder and Blunder chronicles the growth and collapse of the stock and housing bubbles and explains how policy blunders and greed led to the catastrophic –but completely predictable –market meltdowns. An expert guide to recent economic history, Baker offers policy prescriptions to help prevent similar financial disasters.