Emperors new book

Helpful votes received on reviews: 59% (13 of 22)
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Monkey with a Pin: Why You May Be Missing 6% a Yea&hellip by Pete Comley
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 16 Sep 2012
I too had always wondered why my returns were low and why my unit trust & isa & pension never performed that well, but i never sat down and worked out why. Just vaguely thinking that it didn't quite stack up. Now I know. It should be read by all investors, but especially those who don't invest on a regular basis and just have their money in something passive like a pension. The way the financial industry looks after itself in the UK is scandalous.
The Undercover Economist by Tim Harford
The Undercover Economist by Tim Harford
12 of 21 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Really poor, 16 Oct 2009
He scrupulously avoids the words supply or demand otherwise you would know that you have read all this before in about ten pages.

There was little insight here and it degenerated quite quickly into why the free market is great. Which is fine but beyond letting me know how you feel it doesn't tell me much more about the world around me from an economists point of view.

Plus some odd examples, banks need impressive buildings to convince people to give them money ? Maybe in the 19th century tim but now i hear internet banks are quite popular.