Gambling with Other People's Money: How Perverse Incentives Caused the Financial Crisis

Gambling with Other People's Money: How Perverse Incentives Caused the Financial Crisis

Russ Roberts argues that leverage—using “other people’s money”—was the central cause of the crash of 2008 and that a new approach to financial crisis management is necessary.



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Moscow Has Ears Everywhere: New Investigations on Pasternak and Ivinskaya

Moscow Has Ears Everywhere: New Investigations on Pasternak and Ivinskaya

Paolo Mancosu tells how Soviet pressure forced author Boris Pasternak to rely on smuggled royalties, how his companion and her daughter were sent to the Gulag for receiving them, and how Western literary figures intervened to win their freedom.



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Currencies, Capital, and Central Bank Balances

Currencies, Capital, and Central Bank Balances

Experts address big-picture debates affecting US and global monetary policy and apply cutting-edge economic research to the international monetary and financial system.



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