Betting the System and Beating the House? Gillian Tett’s Story of the Financial Crisis: 'Fool’s Gold — How Unrestrained Greed Corrupted a Dream, Shattered Global Markets and Unleashed a Catastrophe'

7 Pages Posted: 31 Aug 2009  

John Flood

Griffith University Law School; University of Westminster School of Law; University College London

Date Written: August 27, 2009

Abstract

Review essay of Gillian Tett's 2009 book, "Fool's Gold" on the history and causes of the present financial crisis.

Keywords: derivatives, regulation, finance, lawyers, crisis

JEL Classification: D81, E44, E58, F02, G24, G38, J44

Suggested Citation

Flood, John, Betting the System and Beating the House? Gillian Tett’s Story of the Financial Crisis: 'Fool’s Gold — How Unrestrained Greed Corrupted a Dream, Shattered Global Markets and Unleashed a Catastrophe' (August 27, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1462723 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1462723

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