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The Money Game by Adam Smith

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2. MISTER JOHNSON’S READING LIST

“… the dominant note of our time is unreality.”

Since wealth awaits those who can play this game well, it is not surprising that there is a large body of serious literature devoted to telling you how. There is first the whole literature of economics, business, and business cycles. If you want to sound learned on these subjects, there are shelves full of high-priced paperbacks, some of them excellent. Then there are money-rate books, i.e., those that attempt to chart the course of the market by attention to interest rates and hence to what has always been the classic teeter-totter between stocks and bonds. All of this involves paying close attention to what the Federal Reserve is up to and adjusting your course ...

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