Saturday, February 11, 2012

Five notable books on predictions

One title on the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five books on predictions:
Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World
by Michael Lewis

The most consistent thing about predictions is that most of them turn out to be quite wrong. Yet there are always a few outliers who manage to spot tomorrow's reality while others are looking at a mirage. In his book The Big Short and in this globe-trotting followup, Michael Lewis anatomizes the global misreading of the blossoming financial crisis -- and spends time with those few people whose clairvoyance has proven, tragically, to have been accurate.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue