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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (543 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Justin Fox Narrator: Alan Sklar Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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“Do we really need yet another book about the financial crisis? Yes, we do—because this one is different….A must-read for anyone who wants to understand the mess we’re in.”
—Paul Krugman, New York Times Book Review

 

“Fox makes business history thrilling.”
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

 

A lively history of ideas, The Myth of the Rational Market by former Time Magazine economics columnist Justin Fox, describes with insight and wit the rise and fall of the world’s most influential investing idea: the efficient markets theory. Both a New York Times bestseller and Notable Book of the Year—longlisted for the Financial Times Business Book of the Year Award and named one of Library Journal Best Business Books of the Year—The Myth of the Rational Market carries readers from the earliest days of Wall Street to the current financial crisis, debunking the long-held myth that the stock market is always right in the process while intelligently exploring the replacement theory of behavioral economics.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Do we really need yet another book about the financial crisis? Yes, we do—because this one is different. Fox’s book is not an idle exercise in intellectual history, which makes it a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the mess we’re in.”

    Paul Krugman

  • “A fascinating historical narrative.”

    Washington Post

  • “His analysis is singularly compelling, and the rare business history that reads like a thriller…A must-read for anyone interested in the markets, our economy or government, this dense but spellbinding work brings modern finance and economics to life.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Justin Fox is a truly insightful fellow who can see things with his own eyes—a rare, very rare attribute.”

    Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of The Black Swan

  • “This wise and witty book is must reading for anyone who wonders what makes financial markets tick. Even those who have wrestled with this question for years will be glad to have read Fox’s compelling history.”

    Peter Bernstein, author of Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

  • “A lucid, lively and learned account.”

    Barron’s

  • “Fox makes business history thrilling.”

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch

  • “Impressively broad and richly researched.”

    Financial Times

  • “An intellectual tour-de-force.”

    The Economist

  • “A rich history of the world’s most seductive investing idea...the book chronicles the rise of rational market theory over the decades and captures the sizzle and pop of the intellectual debate.”

    Bloomberg

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Longlisted for the 2009 Financial Times Best Book of the Year
  • One of the 2009 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Nonfiction

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Izzy | 2/20/2014

    " Informative, peopled with lots of characters, but the pacing was very slow sometimes....too slow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Josiah | 2/12/2014

    " Too much history for my tastes, though I'm not exactly sure what I mean by that. Lots of names and their arguments. I admit it forms a type of dialogue that is probably neatly formed but after enough positions were superseded, invalidated, or reforged into newer versions, I just wanted to hurry up and get to the current ones. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by David Perrin | 1/27/2014

    " Great book! Really dispels the "efficiency" of the markets. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nathan | 1/23/2014

    " A relatively fast paced and informing review of the academic approach to the markets over time. Worth the time "

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