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Two new books and one new in paperback take a hard look at current economic problems and creative solutions.

Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future (Holt) by Bill McKibben questions the wisdom of unlimited growth and considers the benefits of scaling back, personally and as a society.

The Trillion Dollar Meltdown: Easy Money, High Rollers, and the Great Credit Crash (Public Affairs) by Charles R. Morris warns that the subprime mortgage crisis is just the first blow from the collapse of a reckless financial climate.

Up to Our Eyeballs: How Shady Lenders and Failed Economic Policies Are Drowning Americans in Debt (New Press) by Jose Garcia, James Lardner and Cindy Zeldin is a close analysis of the economic and political forces that have landed many Americans in more debt than they can handle.

Colette Bancroft, Times book editor

Notable: On the money 03/01/08 [Last modified: Saturday, March 1, 2008 5:00am]
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