Hal S. Scott (Harvard): Interconnectedness and Contagion (“This study engages in a detailed analysis of interconnectedness (i.e., the linkage between financial institutions) in the context of the failure of Lehman Brothers in October 2008 and concludes that interconnectedness was not a major cause of the recent financial crisis”). Daniela Gabor (UWE): Learning from Japan (European) Central Banking in Crisis. From FDL, a book salon on Bull by the Horns: Fighting to Save Main Street from Wall Street and Wall Street from Itself by Sheila Bair. Allan H. Meltzer on his book Why Capitalism? Brian Domitrovic reviews Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government by Yaron Brook and Don Watkins. The illusions of conservative economics: Robert M. Solow reviews The Great Persuasion: Reinventing Free Markets since the Depression by Angus Burgin. Alex Moore reviews The Prosperity of Vice: A Worried View of Economics by Daniel Cohen. Richard Wolff on his book Contending Economic Theories: Neoclassical, Keynesian, and Marxian. Deirdre McCloskey on the economics of caring: There's something deeply flawed about an economic system that measures utility but not the attachments we feel to another person, or to one's homeland.