Inside Job, by Charles Ferguson

Paperback review

Sat, Aug 23, 2014, 01:00

   
 

Book Title:
Inside Job: The Financiers Who Pulled Off the Heist of the Century

ISBN-13:
9781780745480

Author:
Charles Ferguson

Publisher:
Oneworld

Guideline Price:
€8.99

Some people might be more familiar with Charles Ferguson’s 2011 documentary Inside Job, which went on to win an Oscar, but this book provides an even more incisive account of the global financial crash of 2008, with Ferguson brilliantly joining the dots of culpability, from business to academia to politics, using revealing interviews, court documents and corporate archives. Ferguson’s fury is engaging, and palpable – he writes of the reasons why it was “still important” to write this book, namely because “the bad guys got away with it”, even though there is a huge amount of evidence that those “bad guys” (principally bankers) “knew exactly what was going on, and that it was highly fraudulent”. This is a fascinating, cohesive and important book, laying out not only what went wrong in 2008 but also the deeper psychosis entrenched in the systems that prop up the world’s economy, and how it continues. It is as fast-paced as any good thriller, yet this compelling story is, sadly, not fiction.

Sign In

Forgot Password?

Sign Up

The name that will appear beside your comments.

Have an account? Sign In

Forgot Password?

Please enter your email address so we can send you a link to reset your password.

Sign In or Sign Up

Thank you

You should receive instructions for resetting your password. When you have reset your password, you can Sign In.

Hello, .

Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.

Thank you for registering. Please check your email to verify your account.

We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Standards. We ask that you report content that you in good faith believe violates the above rules by clicking the Flag link next to the offending comment or by filling out this form. New comments are only accepted for 3 days from the date of publication.