Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Great Degeneration by Niall Ferguson

This book's full title is The Great Degeneration - How Institutions Decay and Economies Die. I tend to pick up any book written by Niall Ferguson. He is always an interesting writer. You do not have to agree with all he says, few people do. Niall Ferguson always has interesting ideas and he makes you think.

He says that we have structural problems that are holding us back. We are leaving a huge debt for future generations. I certainly agree that we are leaving a huge debt for future generations and I believe we should not do that.

Read a Forbes columnist take on the latest Ferguson- Krugman dustup dustup . The latest from Ferguson is in Huffington Post. There is a Part 2 and a Part 3.

There is a great review of this book at The Wall Street Journal by George Melloan. There is also an interesting review of this book by Dimitri Nasrallah in the Toronto Star

There is a great interview of Niall Ferguson about this book by Charlie Rose on Bloomberg. On CDB Day 6, there is an interview with Niall Ferguson. This last one is radio, not video. There is an older video called the "age of debt" has come to an end by Niall Ferguson in 2012.

On my website is how to find this book on Amazon if you care to purchase it. See Ferguson. Also, this book review and other books I have reviewed are on my website at Book Reviews.

1 comment:

  1. Here is a review of Ferguson that was in The Guardian (http://www.theguardian.com/books/shortcuts/2012/aug/21/niall-fergusons-newsweek-article-obama)

    Back at the Atlantic, associate editor Matthew O'Brien has published "a full fact-check" of Ferguson's "very bad" piece. "Rather than make [the] straightforward case against the current administration," O'Brien says, "Ferguson delves into a fantasy world of incorrect and tendentious facts. He simply gets things wrong, again and again and again." At Salon, Alex Pareene describes Ferguson as an "intellectual fraud" and his article as "based on a bunch of crap he made up."