Money, as they say, is power. And where the big bucks roll, in banking and financial services, there’s plenty of scope for self-interest to get in the way of honest conduct. From booms to busts, bubbles to the splattered mess we’re left with when they burst – here are some books where the pitfalls of chasing the almighty dollar lead to national and global turmoil.
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The definitive story of the Great Financial Crisis and how it continues to haunt our lives.
The Nobel Prize-winning economist and best-selling author challenges us to throw off the free market fundamentalists and reclaim our economy.
Inspiring and thought-provoking, Extreme Economies is filled with lively stories about human experience at society's limits, and the lessons these economic outliers can provide for our future.
Three Penguin Random House novels honoured among the Australian Book Review’s fan favourites.
Stories real and imagined about the moral cost of slavery, and its implications on humanity.