What We’re Reading
An occasional sampling of what’s catching the eye of investment professionals at Landaas & Company
Imbalances are increasing between the emerging and established economies in terms of growth prospects, currency policies and financial structures. The Economist reports that resulting conflicts could disrupt both sides of the see-saw.
(Brian Kilb, executive vice president)
While we’re still weeks away from an official report from the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, a number of books have offered detailed accounts of what happened and why. Among them is “Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System–and Themselves,” which HBO is making into a movie, featuring a couple of actors from Wisconsin.
(Steve Giles, vice president)
Another effort to sort through the financial crisis puts it in historical perspective across 66 countries. In “This Time Is Different:
Eight Centuries of Financial Folly,” two economists assert the adage that ignoring history begets recurrence.
(Marc Amateis, vice president)
initially posted October 15, 2010