Good news for people who like the published findings of government inquiries! "The Financial Crisis Inquiry Report," by the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, is something of a modest best-seller. And the chairman of the commission, Phil Angelides, is doing book signings.
Dale Kasler of the Sacramento Bee has the good news:
While it's no threat to "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" mysteries, the book has climbed up several charts since its release in late January.
The report, which documents the causes of the 2008 crash in the financial markets, is No. 10 on the New York Times' list of best-selling nonfiction paperbacks, for instance. It's also made lists compiled by the Washington Post and USA Today.
It sounds pretty good to me that people are taking an interest in the commission's findings. If you'd like some recommendations for further reading on the subject, I personally enjoyed Diary Of A Very Bad Year: Interviews With An Anonymous Hedge Fund Manager, 13 Bankers, and I.O.U.: Why Everyone Owes Everyone And No One Can Pay.
Kasler reports that the commission's report had an initial print run of 25,000 copies, which have sold well enough that its publisher, Public Affairs has "since run off another 5,000 copies." It's also available as a Kindle edition. To put this in perspective, it's still lagging behind the all-time best selling government inquiry report, "The 9/11 Commission Report," which "sold more than 1 million copies."
SPOILER ALERT: The financial crisis was "avoidable." Also, Dumbledore dies. (By "Dumbledore," I mean "the entire economy" and "most of the jobs.")
'Financial Crisis Inquiry Report' book is a best-seller [Sacramento Bee]
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