Martin Maisey

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One of my quirks is a strange (some might say masochistic) interest in economics, famously known as “the dismal science”. I probably spend more time reading about it than is either necessary or sensible. But if there’s one thing I would say everyone should look at, it’s last Friday’s book review by Larry Summers of ‘House of Debt’ by Atif Mian and Amir Sufi, two leading academic economists. When Larry Summers says it ‘could be the most important book to come out of the 2008 financial crisis and subsequent Great Recession’, it’s probably worth paying attention.