Finance and the good society is shillers most recent work on the state and role of finance in society given the economic climate and the time weve now had to reflect the book is a good addition to literature of late which has primarily been focused on causes with a sprinkle of literature suggesting solutions. Robert j shiller writes finance and the good society in a time of social unrest in the sector shiller divides his book in two sections the first section depicts the role of each major sector in finance and how in his eyes these roles should strive for the good society. Finance and the good society is a provocative call for understanding then reinventing finance as a force that could create inclusive prosperity shiller acknowledges the excesses inequalities and unfortunate incentives to sleaziness in the current financial system but says it doesnt have to be that way. Finance and the good society by robert j shiller 288 pp princeton university press 2495 sebastian mallaby is the paul a volcker senior fellow for international economics at the council on . Finance has a reputation problem it is perceived by some as a bad actor behind the mortgage and debt crises in the united states and europe economic inequality and market manipulations in his new book finance and the good society princeton university press april 4 2012 robert j shiller the arthur m okun professor of economics argues that finance shouldnt be condemned but used as
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