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Chain of blame : how Wall Street caused the mortgage and credit crisis

Author: Paul Muolo; Mathew Padilla
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2008.
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In the summer of 2007, the subprime empire that Wall Street had built all came crashing down. Banks like Countrywide and non-banks such as New Century Financial--all financed by Bear Stearns, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Lehman Brothers and others--were in danger of closing, or actually failing. On average, 50 lenders a month were going bust. Chain of Blame will chronicle the disaster, focusing on the players - the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Muolo; Mathew Padilla
ISBN: 9780470292778 0470292776
OCLC Number: 226355971
Description: xiii, 338 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Angelo speaks, the worldwide contagion begins --
The repo man meets the bald granny: a short history of subprime --
The death of the Bailey Building and Loan, the rise of millionaire loan brokers and Countrywide --
The Beach Boys of B&C: how Roland Arnall became the Johnny Appleseed of subprime --
Angelo rising: the son of a Bronx butcher makes good --
The holy roller of REITs --
The end of the (new) century --
A conspiracy by Merrill? --
A warning from Lewie: CDOs, SIVs, and other things no one understands --
Deep in the belly of the bear --
Armageddon times: the tan man departs, bye-bye Bear --
What the hell happened? Ten bad years for housing in America --
We buried (some of) our garbage overseas.
Responsibility: Paul Muolo, Mathew Padilla.
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An updated and revised look at the truth behind America's housing and mortgage bubbles In the summer of 2007, the subprime empire that Wall Street had built all came crashing down.  Read more...

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" Chain of Blame is one of the first books to delve deeply into the central role that big banks played in the mess...for a juicy, name-dropping read, Muolo and Padilla's book is hard to beat."-- Read more...

 
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