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Simon Johnson

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
Written by Simon Johnson and James Kwak
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 2011
$17.95/23.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-47660-9 (0-307-47660-X)

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

White House Burning
Written by Simon Johnson
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 2013
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-94764-2 (0-307-94764-5)

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...

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Written by James Kwak, Foreword by Simon Johnson
Pantheon | Hardcover | January 2017
$25.95/34.95(Canada) | 978-1-101-87119-5 (1-101-87119-9)

Here is a bracing deconstruction of the framework for understanding the world that is learned as gospel in Economics 101, regardless of its imaginary assumptions and misleading half-truths.

Economism: an ideology that distorts the valid principles and tools of introductory college economics, propagated by self-styled experts, zealous lobbyists, clueless politicians, and ignorant... Read more