author of "The Lords of Easy Money: How the Federal Reserve Broke the American Economy"
Christopher Leonard, author of "The Lords of Easy Money: How the Federal Reserve Broke the American Economy"
Christopher Leonard is a business reporter whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and Bloomberg Businessweek. He is the author of The Lords of Easy Money, The Meat Racket and Kochland, which won the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award.
The New York Times bestselling business journalist Christopher Leonard infiltrates one of America’s most mysterious institutions—the Federal Reserve—to show how its policies over the past ten years have accelerated income inequality and put our country’s economic stability at risk.
The Lords of Easy Money tells the shocking, riveting tale of how quantitative easing is imperiling the American economy through the story of the one man who tried to warn us. This will be the first inside story of how we really got here—and why we face a frightening future.
Praise for The Lords of Easy Money
“Leonard’s wonderfully readable new book is about one of the most important, yet least covered and least understood, changes in American life. That’s the effect of the dramatically increased role in financial markets played by the Federal Reserve. As Leonard convincingly argues, it might be nothing short of catastrophic.”
– Bethany McLean, New York Times bestselling co-author of The Smartest Guys in the Room
“An essential, engrossing and, above all, human tale featuring the central banker who dared to dissent from the party line and a factory worker whose sufferings are traceable to that dissident’s failure to carry his case. A monetary page-turner? Christopher Leonard has actually produced one.”
– James Grant, founder and editor of Interest Rate Observer
“Thanks to Leonard’s gripping narrative, I now have a new monetary hero: former Fed governor Tom Hoenig. If, like me, you are desperate to understand how we got into this predicament, The Lords of Easy Money is required reading.”
– William D. Cohan, New York Times bestselling author of House of Cards