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The Bankers' New Clothes: What's Wrong with Bankin&hellip by Anat Admati
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
A fantastic introduction for anyone, regardless of pre-existing level of knowledge, who wants to know about:

- the real causes of the banking crisis,
- why arguments advanced by bankers against tougher regulation are bogus (the bankers' new clothes),
- why regulatory and governmental interventions so far, although a step in the right direction, do not go nearly far enough, and
- what can be done to improve the security of the banking system (and thus help to protect society from future crises), while not affecting banks' abilities to deliver all the serices to society that they do now.

This book should be compulsory reading for policy-makers, regulators,… Read more
Tipitaka Volume 15 by Anonymous
Tipitaka Volume 15 by Anonymous
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This book is written in Thai. Disappointing that this is not mentioned anywhere in the product description!

A nice quality volume, though.
Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Simply Beautiful, 9 Nov 2009
Murakami gives us a wonderful insight into the workings of the post-adolescent sexual and spiritual experience in his novel 'Norwegian Wood'. Set against the backdrop of 60's University life in Tokyo, Murakami explores love, loss and longing in a simply told, yet beautifully crafted, story told from the persepective of arts student, Watanabe.

The facts are straightforward and the prose succinct; yet the feeling created in the reader by Murakami's words is deep and rich. Each character has their part to play and all serve their purpose beautifully, as we ride shotgun (and bullet train) with Watanabe in his struggle with and against the forces of love and human nature… Read more