In The Ascent of Money Niall Ferguson provides a proper perspective of the Credit Crunch as part of more than three thousand years history of money and finance. It will be readily understood by anyone with an interest in the workings of the financial system. It also makes a good story and takes the reader from the earliest days of money to the complex, modern financial devices that few, if anybody, understand.
India's development has been rapid and is supported by a demographic dividend of having a population whose average age is only in its twenties. Combined with India being the world's largest democracy this provides a major opportunity to allow India to move from being an emerging market to a global powerhouse.
Books on economics are usually substantial, dry and rather worthy but not The Best Book on the Market. It is fast paced and as easy to read as a novel but it is still a authoritative guide to economics of free enterpise and the working of markets..
Dr. Eamonn Butler is a world-renowned economist and Director of the Adam Smith Institute, the free-market think-tank. He is well qualified to write on the workings of markets and not surprisingly he is an enthusiast for free markets and their contribution to economic growth. What may be surprising is his writing which is lively, clear and to the point and enables him to make The Best Book on the Market , How to Stop Worrying and Love the Free Economy such a slim volume, barely less than half the length of even a short novel.