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Bull by the horns : fighting to save Main Street from Wall Street and Wall Street from itself

Author: Sheila Bair
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Free Press hardcover edView all editions and formats
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The former FDIC Chairwoman, and one of the first people to acknowledge the full risk of subprime loans, offers a unique perspective on the greatest crisis the U.S. has faced since the Great Depression.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sheila Bair
ISBN: 9781451672480 1451672489 9781451672503 1451672500
OCLC Number: 805951345
Description: viii, 415 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The golden age of banking --
Turning the Titanic --
The fight over Basel II --
The skunk at the garden party --
Subprime is "contained" --
Stepping over a dollar to pick up a nickel : helping home owners, round one --
The audacity of that woman --
The Wachovia blindside --
Bailing out the boneheads --
Doubling down on Citi : bailout number two --
Helping home owners, round two --
Obama's election : the more thing change --
Helping home owners, round three --
The $100 billion club --
The care and feeding of Citigroup : bailout number three --
Finally saying no --
Never again --
It's all about the compensation --
The Senate's Orwellian debate --
Dodd-Frank implementation : the final stretch (or so I thought) --
Robo-signing erupts --
The return to Basel --
Too small to save --
Squinting in the public spotlight --
Farewell to the FDIC --
How Main Street can tame Wall Street --
It could have been different.
Responsibility: Sheila Bair.
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The former FDIC Chairwoman, and one of the first people to acknowledge the full risk of subprime loans, offers a unique perspective on the greatest crisis the U.S. has faced since the Great Depression.

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