Robert Samuelson and Liaquat Ahamed on the Economic Crisis
Robert Samuelson and Liaquat Ahamed talked about their latest books and the current economic crisis. They answered questions from… read more
Robert Samuelson and Liaquat Ahamed talked about their latest books and the current economic crisis. They answered questions from members of the audience following their remarks.
Robert Samuelson is the author of The Great Inflation and Its Aftermath: The Past and Future of American Affluence (Random House; November 11, 2008). In his book he discusses the crippling inflation that hit the United States from the mid-1960s to 1982, resulting in four recessions.
Liaquat Ahamed is the author of Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World (Penguin Press; January 22, 2009). In his book he recounts that four of the world’s central bankers attempted to rebuild the global economy following World War I but instead contributed to the economic collapse that led to the Great Depression.
This event of the Fall for the Book Festival was held on Monday September 21, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. ET at theSPACE at Old Town Plaza, in Fairfax, Virginia. It was sponsored by Sandy Spring Bank Potomac Division. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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