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Bailout nation : how greed and easy money corrupted Wall Street and shook the world economy

Author: Barry Ritholtz; Aaron Task
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2009.
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Provides a clear look at the financial lenders, regulators, and politicians responsible for the financial crisis of 2008. Ritholtz explores how the United States evolved from a rugged independent nation to a place where financial firms are allowed to self-regulate in good times, but are bailed out by taxpayers in bad times.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barry Ritholtz; Aaron Task
ISBN: 9780470596326 0470596325 9780470520383 0470520388
OCLC Number: 667990272
Notes: "With new post-crisis update"--Cover.
Description: xxviii, 332 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A brief history of bailouts --
The creation of the Federal Reserve, and its role in creating our bailout nation --
Pre-bailout nation : (1860-1942) --
Industrial-era bailouts (1971-1995) --
Stock market bailouts, 1987-1995 --
The irrational exuberance era (1996-1999) --
The tech wreck, 2000-2003 --
The backwards, rate-driven economy --
The mad scramble for yield --
The machinery of subprime --
A memo found in the street : Uncle Sam the enabler --
Radical deregulation, nonfeasance --
Strange connections, unintended consequences --
Moral hazard --
2008 : suicide by democracy --
The fall of Bear Stearns --
Dot-com penis envy --
Year of the bailout : the notorious AIG --
Year of the bailout : too big to succeed? --
Casting blame --
Misplaced fault --
The virtues of foreclosure --
Casino capitalism --
Advice to a new president.
Responsibility: Barry Ritholtz with Aaron Task.

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