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After the music stopped : the financial crisis, the response, and the work ahead

Author: Alan S Blinder
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2013.
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Many fine books on the financial crisis were first drafts of history--books written quickly to fill the need for immediate understanding. Alan S. Blinder, former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, held off, taking the time to understand the crisis and create a truly comprehensive and coherent narrative of how the worst economic crisis in postwar American history happened, what the government did to fight  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan S Blinder
ISBN: 9781594205309 1594205302
OCLC Number: 796756005
Description: xix, 476 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: It happened here. What's a nice economy like you doing in a place like this? --
Finance goes mad. In the beginning--
; The house of cards ; When the music stopped ; From Bear to Lehman : inconsistency was the hobgoblin ; The Panic of 2008 --
Picking up the pieces. Stretching out the TARP ; Stimulus, stimulus, wherefore art thou, stimulus? ; The attack on the spreads --
The road to reform. It's broke, let's fix it : the need for financial reform ; Watching a sausage being made ; The great foreclosure train wreck ; The backlash --
Looking ahead. No exit? : getting the Fed back to normal ; The search for a fiscal exit ; The big aftershock : the European debt crisis ; Never again : legacies of the crisis.
Responsibility: Alan S. Blinder.


Shows us how the US financial system, which had grown far too complex for its own good - and too unregulated for the public good - experienced a storm beginning in 2007. This book explains how  Read more...
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"The Wall Street Journal" "[Blinder] is a master storyteller... ["After the Music Stopped"] is one of the best books yet about the financial crisis." Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times: "Highly Read more...

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