Main Menu

John Cassidy - How Markets Fail

Nov 16 2009 7:00 pm
Nov 16 2009 8:00 pm

In what is sure to become a much-talked-about book, The New Yorker writer traces “the rise and fall of free market ideology,” producing a combination of history of ideas, narrative of the financial crisis, and a call to arms. This detailed analysis of what went wrong in the last decade points back to the Reagan era, when an understandable respect for free-market forces was frozen into a rigid posture that rejected all regulation. Cassidy calls for restoring the balance between public intervention and private initiative and makes a number of recommendations about how to achieve it.

ISBN-13: 9780374173203
Availability: Not currently shipping from publisher – Subject to future availability
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 11/2009

Politics and Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
District Of Columbia
Postal Code:
United States

All our in-store events are free and open to the public. Click here for directions. There is ample parking available in the lot behind the store and in the surrounding neighborhood.

If you can't come to an event and still want an autographed copy of the book, you may purchase titles in advance either in the store, over the phone (202.364.1919 or 1.800.722.0790), or through our website.

When buying online, simply use the checkout comments field to indicate that you would like us to request the author's signature at our event before shipping it to you.

If you purchase a book and ticket package for one of our co-sponsored events held outside of the store but are unable to attend, we will hold the book at our store for up to six months. If you are unable to pick up the book, please call us to arrange shipping. Although we will make every effort, we cannot guarantee the book will be signed by the author for those customers unable to attend the event.

All event-related inquiries can be sent to our Director of Programs and Events, Susan Coll, at For Children and Teens' Events, contact Kerri Poore at

Video Recordings


Books Groups


Classes & Trips


Supported Events


Bulk Sales