A Hot Economist

In its current issue, Newsweek features a full-length photo of economist Dambisa Moyo in a clingy dress and heels under the headline, “The Siren of the Financial Meltdown.”

Her second book, How the West Was Lost, went on sale yesterday. In it, says Newsweek, she argues,

…we have become feckless, overborrowed, and obsessed with consumer goods. Our governments have fed our foolishness with policies that meant well but ended badly. Meanwhile China and the other emerging economies…have been catching up fast and have so far made few of the same mistakes

How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly–and the Stark Choices Ahead
Dambisa Moyo
Retail Price: $25.00
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux – (2011-02-15)
ISBN / EAN: 0374173257 / 9780374173258

Audio: UNABR; Tantor

This is just the beginning of the media attention; an interview has been taped for NPR’s Morning Edition, more print coverage is coming (The National Review, among others) as well as several public appearances.

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