Book Reviews of Moral Hazard

Moral Hazard
Moral Hazard
Author: Kate Jennings
ISBN-13: 9780007154623
ISBN-10: 0007154623
Publication Date: 6/1/2003
Pages: 192
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
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I work in the financial risk management business and picked up this book because of the title. I was surprised to realize it was written back when I was starting my profession (copyright 2002) but is even more relevant today!
The author lived in NYC since 1979 and worked in the same profession as her protagonist, Cath, as an executive speech writer at several Wall Street investment banks. You know, the ones that don't exist as of this year...This story really makes you smirk about the greed on Wall Street but balances it with the empathetic experience of Cath dealing with her husband's decline into Altzheimer's mists. Even though this is a light read for me, it helps to be interested in the financial world and even I learned some "new" lingo. You can relate to the characters with Cath's casual references to poets, novelists, and musicians. All of the characters have weaknesses, but the value of the book is that it's fictional account of the hypocracy in so many public, private, and government organizations.
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This was quick reading but wasn't terribly interested in the global financial market....sad reading about Altzheimer's tho'.
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Excellent book, well worth reading. Great book club book. Our group had a rousing discussion regarding this book.