Greg Ip is the chief columnist on economics for the Wall Street Journal, before which he was the U.S. Economics Editor for The Economist, where he covered the economy, financial markets, and monetary, fiscal and regulatory policy. In 2002 Ip was part of a team from the Wall Street Journal Staff who shared a Pulitzer Prize in breaking news for covering the September 11 attacks. He is the author of The Little Book of Economics.
A powerful and original book on a vital subject - read it! - Tim Harford, author of The Undercover Economist Strikes BackCompelling - Financial TimesDrawing on a fascinating range of stories about forest fires and flood control, football helmets and anti-lock brakes, bank runs and epidemics, Foolproof is about the unintended and often very surprising consequences of our attempts to protect ourselves from disasters. Illuminating and entertaining, this book that will change the way you think about the world of risk. - Liaquat Ahamed, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lords of FinanceFoolproof is the rare book you'll be thinking about long after you've turned the final page - Daniel H Pink, author of DRIVE