Boek_Norberg_Fin.FiascoDit is de title van het nieuwste boek van Johan Norberg.
Johan is vooral bekend door het bekende boek “In defense of global capitalism” dat ook in het Nederlands is vertaald: “Leve het kapitalisme”.  Meer daarover in ons artikel “Johan norberg ontvangt publishing prijs”.

Financial Fiasco: How America’s Infatuation with Homeownership and Easy Credit Created the Economic Crisis

An easily accessible work on the economic crisis, the book guides readers through a world of irresponsible behavior, showing how many of the “solutions” being implemented are repeating the mistakes that caused the crisis.

Price: $21.95
Publication Date: September 2009
ISBN: 978-1-935308-13-3
Number of Pages: 186
Hardcover (also available in E-Book)
Categories: 2009 TitlesEconomicsGovernment and PoliticsHot TopicsInternational Economics and DevelopmentNew Releases

About the Book

“The story of this storm in the global markets is the story of how government intervention to solve previous crises laid the foundation for a new one,” writes Johan Norberg in this important new book. Tracing the causes of our current financial crisis with liveliness and clarity, Financial Fiasco shows the mistakes made in Washington, on Wall Street, and in communities across America that led to the economic meltdown. While many analyses of the crisis have placed the blame solely on Wall Street, Norberg exposes the crucial role government regulation played in creating the opportunities and incentives that led to the economic meltdown.

In six concise chapters, Financial Fiasco tells the complex story of the crisis, showing how monetary policy, housing policy, and financial innovations combined to create financial catastrophe. The final two chapters describe the government’s mismanagement of the crisis and how we are now dangerously repeating many of the very same mistakes that caused it. An understanding of the roots of the financial crisis is crucial for every American who has felt its effects—and would like to prevent the same disaster from happening again.Financial Fiasco provides that understanding, with great insight, clarity, and wit.

Just as important, Financial Fiasco serves as a profound warning against pursuing the wrong solutions. “After government authorities had helped create the worst financial crisis in generations, the climate of ideas has now shifted dramatically in the direction of bigger and more active government,” Norberg writes. Financial Fiasco is the perfect antidote to those ideas, a cautionary tale on how to stop confusing the disease with the cure.

About the author

JOHAN NORBERG is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute. His book In Defense of Global Capitalism has been published in more than 20 countries. He wrote and hosted “Globalisation Is Good,” a documentary for Channel Four in Britain. He lives in Stockholm


  1. @Armin [1]:
    Dank je Armin.

    Jij adviseert het boek:
    Egbert Kalse & Lent, D.
    ISBN: 9789044612646 | € 19.95

    Het zou fijn zijn als we op de Vrijspreker elkaar vaker op goede boeken zouden wijzen.
    En met een “beschrijving” erbij zou het helemaal geweldig zijn.

  2. @Armin [1]:

    Goed boek, inderdaad. Ik heb er hier al eens naar verwezen.
    Legt niet ‘de’ oorzaak van de bankenkrisis alleen maar bij ‘de’ overheid.

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