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John Lanchester

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A 19th Century Novel Explains Quantitative Easing

Friday, October 31, 2014

This week, the Federal Reserve ended the quantitative easing program. Author John Lanchester says Anthony Trollope's 19th century novel The Way We Live Now clarifies the current financial situation.

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From "Amortization" to "Zombie Banks": Making Sense of Money Jargon

Thursday, October 09, 2014

The ever-eloquent John Lanchester explains how the world of finance really works--from what GDP is and how hedge funds work to what AAA ratings and yield curves actually mean. 

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John Lanchester on His Novel Capital

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

John Lanchester talks about Capital, his sweeping new social novel set in London at the height of the financial crisis in 2008. The economic shift plays out among the residents of Pepys Road, London—a banker and his posh wife, an old woman and her graffiti-artist grandson, Pakistani shop owners, a refugee who works as the meter maid, a young soccer star from Senegal.

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The Two Faces of London: John Lanchester's "Capital"

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

London has had plenty of reasons to celebrate lately. Last April was the Royal Wedding, and just a few weeks ago thousands commemorated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. But behind these posh events, and the billions of dollars in taxes they require, is a struggling citizenry that has been plagued by terrorism, and more recently, widespread rioting.

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How the End of the Cold War Led to the Economic Crisis

Friday, February 19, 2010

John Lanchester, author of the novel The Debt to Pleasure, offers his particular take on the global economic crisis in his new book, I.O.U.: Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay.

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