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The banking crisis

Author: Dedria Bryfonski
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2010.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the possible causes of the banking crisis, including greed, deregulation, government policies, excessive compensation and excessive debt. Examines the current stability of the U.S. banking system and the effect of bailouts, as well as possible fixes like increased regulation or nationalization. Also looks at the role played by foreign investments and banks in the crisis.--From publisher description.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dedria Bryfonski
ISBN: 9780737748543 0737748540 9780737748550 0737748559
OCLC Number: 441154412
Description: 268 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. What caused the banking crisis? --
The banking crisis was caused by bankers' greed and government complicity / Simon Johnson --
Misguided government policies, not bankers' greed, caused the banking crisis / Lawrence H. White --
The banking crisis was caused by a lack of regulation / Nouriel Roubini --
Deregulation did not cause the banking crisis / James L. Gattuso --
Excessive compensation packages contributed to the banking crisis / Paul Volcker --
Not all banks have excessive executive compensation packages / Jamie Dimon --
The banking crisis was caused by excessive debt / Andy Singh --
pt. 2. Is the U.S. banking system in jeopardy? --
The economy is turning around / Christina Romer, interviewed by David Gregory --
The economy will not turn around until structural flaws are fixed / Sandy B. Lewis and William D. Cohan --
Bailouts are necessary to restore the banking system / Barack Obama --
Bailouts are bad for the economy / Daniel Mitchell --
Some banks are too big to let fail / Ben S. Bernanke --
Big banks should be allowed to fail / Thomas M. Hoenig --
pt. 3. How should the U.S. banking system be fixed? --
Banks should be nationalized / Joseph E. Stiglitz --
Nationalizing banks will not work / William M. Isaac --
More regulation of banking is needed / Christopher J. Dodd --
Reinventing regulation / Steven Pearlstein --
If banks are too big to fail, take an ax to them / David Pauly --
Big banks should not be broken up / Tim Fernholz --
Small banks can help solve the banking crisis / Phillip Longman and Ellen Seidman --
Executive compensation of bankers needs to be fixed / Gene Sperling --
Regulating executive compensation will not solve the banking problem / Floyd Norris --
pt. 4. What role did foreign investment play in the U.S. banking crisis? --
Foreign tax havens contributed to the banking crisis / Rachel Keeler --
Foreign tax havens did not contribute to the banking crisis / Richard W. Rahn --
China contributed to the banking crisis / Eswar Prasad --
China did not cause the banking crisis / Huang Xin.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Dedria Bryfonski, book editor.

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Explores the possible causes of the banking crisis, including greed, deregulation, government policies, excessive compensation and excessive debt. Examines the current stability of the U.S. banking system and the effect of bailouts, as well as possible fixes like increased regulation or nationalization. Also looks at the role played by foreign investments and banks in the crisis.--From publisher description.

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