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The first serious history of the financial crisis
on 18 October 2011
Satyajit Das first gave us Traders, Guns and Money, a delightful book on how the derivatives market across the world really works.
Now he has given us Extreme Money, a book which captures the financial crisis as it has happened and evolved till now beautifully. Das references from a wide area of subjects, from movies to Shakespeare to his own experiences as one of the world's foremost derivatives expert, and gives us a book with great acerbic wit as well as in-depth analysis of the financial crisis.
The book has been written in the style of a Ludlum thriller and the arguments just keep coming at you. And by the end of it all, you wonder, how does this guy know so much? The book is a must read for anyone who "really" wants to understand the times that we live in. Das doesn't spare anybody, be it the investment banks and the hedge funds of Wall Street which caused the crisis or the governments across the world who are trying to clear it up and in the process making an even bigger mess.
I sincerely hope that few years down the line, when the crisis has evolved further, Das is ready with a sequel. Because as they say when they say, you ain't seen nothing yet!