Alchemists of Loss: How modern finance and government intervention crashed the financial system
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Part One: Past Successes and Disasters.
2 Pre-Modern Finance.
3 Lessons from Past Financial Crises.
Part Two: The Modern Financial Theory Engine.
4 Theoretical Foundations of Modern Finance.
5 Modern Financial Theory’s Hideous Flaws.
6 Risk Management: Daft Theory, Dodgy Practice.
Part Three: Interactions with the Real World.
7 The Real World Becomes Modern Finance-friendly.
8 Modern Finance Captures Wall Street.
9 And Wall Street Metamorphoses.
10 Derivatives and Other Disasters.
Part Four: Policy Accommodates Modern Finance.
11 Loose Money.
12 Government Meddling in the Financial System.
Part Five: Götterdämmerung.
13 Bubble, Burst, and Panic.
14 The Slope Down Which We're Heading.
Part Six: Charting a New Way Forward.
15 The Math of Proper Risk Management.
16 Back to the Future – A New Vision of Finance.
17 A Blueprint for Reform.
18 Lessons to Take Away.