Dec 20

Financial Sense Newshour – Best of 2009

Posted by Kristjan Velbri | Posted in Book Reviews, Economy, Energy, Markets | Posted on 20-12-2009

As this year draws to a close, it would be appropriate to take a look at the best of 2009. Since the last months of 2008, I’ve been a follower of Jim Puplava and his excellent weekly financial news talk show. The second hour of each Financial Sense Newshour features an author of a book written about economics or finance. Here’s my top 8 for the year that was. Enjoy!

1. Inflation vs. Deflation debate – 2009 was a year of endless debate for inflationists and deflationists and it seems that neither side has settled down yet. In the previous show Mr. Puplava hinted that there would be another inflation vs. deflation debate in January 2010.

2. Trend of 2009 – interview with Gerald Celente, the trends forecaster.

3. Fallen Giant: The Amazing Story of Hank Greenberg and the History of AIG – this is the story of how AIG grew to be such a large institution and what undid the company.

4. Oil 101 – the best guide to the oil industry: from the well to the pump.

5. Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy - if you like Barry’s style, you should check out his blog at www.ritholtz.com

6. Where Keynes Went Wrong: And Why World Governments Keep Creating Inflation, Bubbles, and Busts

7. “The New Market Wizards: Conversations with America’s Top Traders - an excellent interview based on the best-selling book by Jack Schwager

8. “Meltdown: A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse” – another great book by Thomas Woods. There are more interviews and presentations with Thomas Woods at the Mises Institute.

The full list of 2nd hour interviews is available here.

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