Book Launch: Thursday 19 March 2015 at 6pm. Seligman Library (OLD6.05), 6th floor, Old Building, LSE.
This book – exploring how ordinary people experienced South Africa’s version of the credit crunch – also raises questions applicable worldwide. Are borrowers extravagant or thrifty – and do the items they invest in justify the means used to do so? If lenders operate by the logic of the free market, it asks, why is state regulation required to restrain them from offering products that will lead borrowers into debt, thus ultimately killing the goose that laid the golden egg?
Speakers: Adam Kuper (LSE), Jane Guyer (Johns Hopkins) and the author.