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How the very things we create to protect ourselves, like money market funds or anti-lock brakes, end up being the biggest threats to our safety and wellbeing.

We have learned a staggering amount about human nature and disaster—yet we keep having car crashes, floods, and financial crises. Partly this is because the success we have at making life safer enables us to take bigger risks. As our cities, transport systems, and financial markets become more interconnected and complex, so does the potential for catastrophe.

How do we stay safe? Should we? What if our attempts are exposing us even more to the very risks we are avoiding? Would acceptance of danger make us more secure? Is there such a thing as foolproof?

In Foolproof, Greg Ip presents a macro theory of human nature and disaster that explains how we can keep ourselves safe in our increasingly dangerous world.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Illuminating and entertaining, this book will change the way you think about the world of risk.”

    Liaquat Ahamed, Pulitzer Prize–winning author

  • “Incisive and richly reported…Foolproof is the rare book you’ll be thinking about long after you’ve turned the final page.”

    Daniel H. Pink, New York Times bestselling author

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About the Author

Greg Ip is the US economics editor for the Economist magazine. His career spans two decades of financial and economic journalism, including eleven years at the Wall Street Journal. He appears frequently on television and radio, including National Public Radio, PBS, CNN, CNBC, and MSNBC. He has won or shared in several prizes for reporting and was part of the Wall Street Journal team that received the Pulitzer Prize in 2003 for breaking news reporting. Ip graduated from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, with a degree in economics and journalism and currently lives in Bethesda, Maryland.