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John Joseph Cassidy (born 1963) is a North American journalist and British expat who is a staff writer at The New Yorker and a contributor to The New York Review of Books, having previously been an editor at The Sunday Times of London and a deputy editor at the New York Post.

He received his undergraduate education at University College, Oxford, and holds master's degrees in journalism and in economics from Columbia University and New York University, respectively.[1]

He is the author of Dot.con: The Greatest Story Ever Sold, which examines the dot-com bubble, and How Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities, which combines a skeptical history of economics with an analysis of the housing bubble and credit bust.[2][3]



  • Cassidy, John (2002). Dot.con : the greatest story ever sold. HarperCollins. 
  • — (2009). How Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 

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  1. ^ "Faculty Profile - John Cassidy". Practising Law Institute. 
  2. ^ Johnson, Cory (March 2002). "Dot.Con: The Greatest Story Ever Sold, by John Cassidy". Lycos. Retrieved 2007-05-07. 
  3. ^ Cassidy, John (2003). Dot.con: How America Lost Its Mind and Money in the Internet Era. Harper Perennial. ISBN 0-06-000881-4. 

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