le 3 juillet 2011
This book gives a very readable account of the financial corruption and greed that almost brought the world economy to a standstill in 2008 (and we're still not out of the mess yet). John Lanchester is a clear and entertaining writer for the London Review of Books. They commissioned him to look at what the banks were up to before and during the Crisis, and expanding from these essays he wrote this sweeping account to explain in straightforward terms what went wrong, and how greedy bankers and financiers created huge wealth for themselves by screwing the rest of us. Highly recommended! However, the question remains: when will we finally catch these villains or even learn to stop them doing it all over again - don't forget, we still have to pay to clean up their mess!