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Subprime nation: American power, global capital, and the housing bubble, by Herman M. Schwartz, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2009, 258 pp., $24.95 paperback. Animal spirits: How human psychology drives the economy, and why it matters for global capitalism, by George A. Akerlof and Robert J. Shiller, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2009, 230 pp., $24.95 hardcover