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Broken Markets: A User's Guide to the Post-Finance Economy by Kevin Mellyn

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Introduction

The ability of individuals to access information has never been greater thanks to the internet. In the case of the Financial Market Meltdown of 2008, this has been less than helpful for the intelligent lay reader who just wants to make sense of what has happened and where things might go. A Google search for “financial crisis” yields about 24,000,000 entries, and the crisis has spawned many hundreds of books by journalists, academics, and others. Most of these books have some merit or they would have ended up in the infamous slush heap of proposals and manuscripts where every publisher and book agent consigns the vast majority of submissions. However, since publishing is a business like any other, most of this vast output falls ...

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