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Simon Johnson is Ronald A. Kurtz Professor of Entrepreneurship at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and a senior fellow of the Peterson Institute for International Economics. He is coauthor, with James Kwak, of The Baseline Scenario, a leading economic blog, described by Paul Krugman as "a must-read" and by Bill Moyers as "one of the most informative news sites in the blogosphere."

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13 Bankers
The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown
Written by Simon Johnson


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $16.95

In spite of its key role in creating the ruinous financial crisis of 2008, the American banking industry has grown bigger, more profitable, and more resistant to regulation than ever. Anchored by six megabanks whose assets amount to more than 60 percent of the country’s gross domestic product, this oligarchy proved... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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13 Bankers
The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown
Written by Simon Johnson and James Kwak


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: March 30, 2010
Price: $26.95

Even after the ruinous financial crisis of 2008, America is still beset by the depredations of an oligarchy that is now bigger, more profitable, and more resistant to regulation than ever. Anchored by six megabanks—Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley—which together control assets amounting... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

13 Bankers
The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown
Written by Simon Johnson


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 30, 2010
Price: $13.99

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.

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White House Burning
Our National Debt and Why It Matters to You
Written by Simon Johnson


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $15.95

From the authors of the national bestseller 13 Bankers, a chilling account of America’s unprecedented debt crisis: how it came to pass, why it threatens to topple the nation as a superpower, and what needs to be done about it.

With bracing clarity, White House Burning explains why the national debt matters... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

White House Burning
The Founding Fathers, Our National Debt, and Why It Matters to You
Written by Simon Johnson and James Kwak


Format: eBook, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 3, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and a trade paperback.
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