The Great Wave
Price Revolutions and the Rhythm of History
David Hackett Fischer
"The Great Wave" by David Hackett Fischer is a compelling history of prices, spanning from medieval times to modern day. Fischer combines extensive research with evocative writing to create a book for scholars and general readers alike. He describes four waves of price revolutions and how they are closely intertwined with social and political events. Fischer suggests that we are living in the last stages of a price revolution, and he ends with a brilliant analysis of where we might go from here and what our choices are now. A must-read for anyone concerned about the state of the world today.