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Night Cries

release date: Jan 01, 1982
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Night Cries
John Cassidy's poems are mostly descriptive, often portraits of people, or scenes from the natural world. Caught in sharp-edged detail, the subject is explored as the poem is shaped; the movement and imagery draw out and clarify the implicit significance of a particular situation or experience. Frequently energised by the meeting of opposites, the poems embody both hesitation and conflict in the texture of their language. Night Cries is John Cassidy's second book-length collection. It includes the poems from his Bloodaxe pamphlets Changes of Light and The Fountain, which Dick Davis in PN Review praised for their 'wary ease' - one of Cassidy's own phrases. 'His best poems are very fine: fastidiously put together but not at all dandified, engaging with reality... He often deals in placid surfaces that mask a buried violence or vitality, and he does so with meticulous and self-effacing diction.' Poetry Book Society Recommendation.

How Markets Fail

release date: Jan 31, 2013
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How Markets Fail
How did we get to where we are? John Cassidy shows that the roots of our most recent financial failure lie not with individuals, but with an idea - the idea that markets are inherently rational. He gives us the big picture behind the financial headlines, tracing the rise and fall of free market ideology from Adam Smith to Milton Friedman and Alan Greenspan. Full of wit, sense and, above all, a deeper understanding, How Markets Fail argues for the end of 'utopian' economics, and the beginning of a pragmatic, reality-based way of thinking. A very good history of economic thought Economist How Markets Fail offers a brilliant intellectual framework . . . fine work New York Times An essential, grittily intellectual, yet compelling guide to the financial debacle of 2009 Geordie Greig, Evening Standard A powerful argument . . . Cassidy makes a compelling case that a return to hands-off economics would be a disaster BusinessWeek This book is a well constructed, thoughtful and cogent account of how capitalism evolved to its current form Telegraph Books of the Year recommendation John Cassidy ... describe[s] that mix of insight and madness that brought the world's system to its knees FT, Book of the Year recommendation Anyone who enjoys a good read can safely embark on this tour with Cassidy as their guide . . . Like his colleague Malcolm Gladwell [at the New Yorker], Cassidy is able to lead us with beguiling lucidity through unfamiliar territory New Statesman John Cassidy has covered economics and finance at The New Yorker magazine since 1995, writing on topics ranging from Alan Greenspan to the Iraqi oil industry and English journalism. He is also now a Contributing Editor at Portfolio where he writes the monthly Economics column. Two of his articles have been nominated for National Magazine Awards: an essay on Karl Marx, which appeared in October, 1997, and an account of the death of the British weapons scientist David Kelly, which was published in December, 2003. He has previously written for Sunday Times in as well as the New York Post, where he edited the Business section and then served as the deputy editor. In 2002, Cassidy published his first book, Dot.Con. He lives in New York.

Dot.con

release date: Jan 01, 2003
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Dot.con
This is a sceptical history of the internet/stock market boom. John Cassidy argues that what we have just witnessed wasn't simply a stock market bubble; it was a social and cultural phenomenon driven by broad historical forces. Cassidy explains how these forces combined to produce the buying hysteria that drove the prices of loss-making companies into the stratosphere. Much has been made of Alan Greenspan's phrase irrational exuberance, but Cassidy shows that there was nothing irrational about what happened. The people involved - fund managers, stock analysts, journalists and pundits - were simply acting in their own self-interest.

Dot.Con

release date: Oct 13, 2009
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Dot.Con
The Internet stock bubble wasn't just about goggle-eyed day traderstrying to get rich on the Nasdaq and goateed twenty-five-year-olds playing wannabe Bill Gates. It was also about an America that believed it had discovered the secret of eternal prosperity: it said something about all of us, and what we thought about ourselves, as the twenty-first century dawned. John Cassidy's Dot.con brings this tumultuous episode to life. Moving from the Cold War Pentagon to Silicon Valley to Wall Street and into the homes of millions of Americans, Cassidy tells the story of the great boom and bust in an authoritative and entertaining narrative. Featuring all the iconic figures of the Internet era -- Marc Andreessen, Jeff Bezos, Steve Case, Alan Greenspan, and many others -- and with a new Afterword on the aftermath of the bust, Dot.con is a panoramic and stirring account of human greed and gullibility.

Juggling for the Complete Klutz

release date: Jan 01, 1988
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Juggling for the Complete Klutz
Learn how to juggle with this amusing how-to book.

How Markets Fail

release date: Jun 01, 2021
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How Markets Fail
Veteran New Yorker staff writer John Cassidy offers a provocative take on the misguided economic thinking that produced the 2008 financial crisis—now with a new preface addressing how its lessons remain unheeded in the present, as we're facing the worst economic catastrophe since the Great Depression. A Pulitzer Prize Finalist An Economist Book of the Year A Businessweek Best Book of the Year For fifty years, economists have been developing elegant theories or how markets facilitate innovation, create wealth, and allocate society's resources efficiently. But what about when they fail, when they lead us to stock market bubbles, glaring inequality, polluted rivers, and credit crunches? In this updated and expanded edition of How Markets Fail, John Cassidy describes the rising influence of "utopian economies"—the thinking that is blind to how real people act and that denies the many ways an unregulated free market can bring on disaster. Combining on-the-ground reporting and clear explanations of economic theories Cassidy warns that in today's economic crisis, following old orthodoxies isn't just misguided—it's downright dangerous.

Warden Cassidy on Prisons and Convicts

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The Klutz Book of Inventions

release date: Jan 01, 2010
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The Klutz Book of Inventions
Offers a catalog of never-before-seen contraptions that are equal parts brilliant, useful and ridiculous, including a helium filled hide-a-bed and a tricycle-lawnmower, among other inventions that are intended to spark innovative thinking.

The Klutz Book of Knots

release date: Jan 01, 1985
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Explorabook

release date: Jan 01, 1991
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Explorabook
Inspired by the San Francisco Exploratorium, this hands-on introduction to science offers dozens of activities--complete with equipment bound in--that reveal the principles of physics, biology, magnetism, and more.
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