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Entertaining and Educational....
on 11 December 2011
The Long Depression by Matthew Lynn is a timely and insightful book exploring the causes of the economic crisis. Ever since the economic crisis began in 2008 commentators have compared the slump to the Great Depression of the 1930s. For Lynn the current crisis is comparable to the Long Depression that lasted from 1873 to 1896. Lynn's arguments are well thought out and persuasive and the book is equally entertaining as it is educational.
Although we have just come through the perfect economic storm, as the author describes it - and there are storms still on the horizon in regards to the ailing Eurozone and national and personal indebtedness - The Long Depression is the first book I have read for awhile on the subject which is also written with humour and yes, at the very end, optimis