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8 May 2011 Multimedia

The Bankers Who Broke the World

  1. Liaquat Ahamed

Liaquat Ahamed, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lords of Finance, offers insights from the Great Depression about the forces that cause global financial crises and what history can or cannot tell us about the right medicine for a sick economy. He also discusses how noneconomic factors and the people at the center of a crisis impact economic decisions and what actions officials must take to avoid repeating history.

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