Boom and Bust: A Global History of Financial Bubbles by William Quinn; John D. TurnerWhy do stock and housing markets sometimes experience amazing booms followed by massive busts and why is this happening more and more frequently? In order to answer these questions, William Quinn and John D. Turner take us on a riveting ride through the history of financial bubbles, visiting, among other places, Paris and London in 1720, Latin America in the 1820s, Melbourne in the 1880s, New York in the 1920s, Tokyo in the 1980s, Silicon Valley in the 1990s and Shanghai in the 2000s. As they do so, they help us understand why bubbles happen, and why some have catastrophic economic, social and political consequences whilst others have actually benefited society.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2020
The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America. by Margaret O'MaraNow, after almost five years of pioneering research, the author has produced the definitive history of Silicon Valley for our time. It is also a story of a community that started off remarkably homogeneous and tight-knit and stayed that way, and whose belief in its own mythology has deepened into a collective hubris that has led to astonishing triumphs as well as devastating second-order effects.
Gambling on Development by Stefan DerconIn the last thirty years, the developing world has undergone tremendous changes. And yet many countries have simply missed the boat. Why have some countries prospered, while others have failed? Weaving together conversations with prime ministers, civil servants and ordinary people, this is a probing look at how development has been achieved across the world, and how to assist such successes.
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Publication Date: 2022-08-01
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