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Flash Boys: a Wall Street Revolt, Lewis, Michael
1 Lewis, Michael Flash Boys: a Wall Street Revolt
New York W. W. Norton & Company 2014 0393244660 / 9780393244663 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Ex-Library; Flash Boys is about a small group of Wall Street guys who figure out that the U. S. Stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders and that, post–financial crisis, the markets have become not more free but less, and more controlled by the big Wall Street banks. Working at different firms, they come to this realization separately; but after they discover one another, the flash boys band together and set out to reform the financial markets. This they do by creating an exchange in which high-frequency trading? Source of the most intractable problems? Will have no advantage whatsoever.

The characters in Flash Boys are fabulous, each completely different from what you think of when you think “Wall Street guy. ” Several have walked away from jobs in the financial sector that paid them millions of dollars a year. From their new vantage point they investigate the big banks, the world’s stock exchanges, and high-frequency trading firms as they have never been investigated, and expose the many strange new ways that Wall Street generates profits.

The light that Lewis shines into the darkest corners of the financial world may not be good for your blood pressure, because if you have any contact with the market, even a retirement account, this story is happening to you. But in the end, Flash Boys is an uplifting read. Here are people who have somehow preserved a moral sense in an environment where you don’t get paid for that; they have perceived an institutionalized injustice and are willing to go to war to fix it. 
Price: 6.99 USD

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The Economics of Public Issues, Miller, Roger Leroy
2 Miller, Roger Leroy The Economics of Public Issues
Harpercollins College Publishers 1993 0065013360 / 9780065013368 Ninth Edition Paperback Good 
For years, The Economics of Public Issues has shown students the power of economics in explaining the world around us. The thirteenth edition continues the tradition of illustrating traditional economic principles through contemporary issues by offering ten all-new chapters on compelling topics such as the costs of terrorism, deregulation of energy in California, and the Internet economy. The authors' clear presentation and straightforward applications make the study of economics entertaining and informative. The Economics of Public Issues is an essential source of engaging, relevant readings for a principles of economics course, and an excellent way to spark independent thinking and classroom discussions in political economy, public policy, and social issues courses. 
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