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All the devils are here : the hidden history of the financial crisis

Author: Bethany McLean; Joseph Nocera
Publisher: New York : Portfolio/Penguin, 2010.
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This surprising narrative goes back more than twenty years to reveal, in rich, anecdotal detail, how Wall Street, the mortgage industry, and the government conspired to change the way Americans bought their homes, creating a perfect storm. The authors take us inside elusive institutions such as Goldman Sachs, AIG, and Fannie Mae, to reveal who changed the game and why.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bethany McLean; Joseph Nocera
ISBN: 9781591843634 1591843634
OCLC Number: 535490487
Description: xviii, 380 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The three amigos --
"Ground Zero, baby" --
The big, fat gap --
Risky business --
A nice little BISTRO --
The wizard of Fed --
The Committee to Save the World --
Why everyone loved Moody's --
"I like big bucks and I cannot lie" --
The carnival barker --
Goldman envy --
The Fannie follies --
The wrap --
Mr. Ambassador --
"When I look a homeowner in the eye ..." --
Hank Paulson takes the plunge --
"I'm short your house" --
The smart guys --
The gathering storm --
The dumb guys --
Collateral damage --
The volcano erupts --
Epilogue: Rage at the machine.
Responsibility: Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera.

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This surprising narrative goes back more than twenty years to reveal, in rich, anecdotal detail, how Wall Street, the mortgage industry, and the government conspired to change the way Americans bought their homes, creating a perfect storm. The authors take us inside elusive institutions such as Goldman Sachs, AIG, and Fannie Mae, to reveal who changed the game and why.

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