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The financial crisis and the free market cure : why pure capitalism is the world economy's only hope

Author: John A Allison
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©2013.
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The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure argues against current financial regulations and proposes a cure to the economy's ills. John A. Allison presents the groundbreaking theory that capitalism is the only economic-political system that allows freedom of thought and rewards those who offer the most productive ideas, products, and services.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John A Allison
ISBN: 9780071806770 0071806776 9780071806787 0071806784
OCLC Number: 795175470
Notes: "How destructive banking reform is killing the economy"--Book jacket.
Description: viii, 278 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Fundamental themes --
What happened? --
Government monetary policy: the Fed as the primary cause --
FDIC insurance: the background cause --
Government housing policy: the proximate cause --
The essential role of banks in a complex economy: the liquidity challenge --
The residential real-estate-market bubble and financial-market stress --
Failure of the rating agencies: the subprime mortgage market and its impact on capital markets --
Pick-a-payment mortgages: a toxic product of FDIC insurance --
How Freddie and Fannie grew to dominate the home mortgage lending business --
Fair-value accounting and wealth destruction --
Derivatives and shadow banking: a misunderstanding --
The myth that "deregulation" caused the financial crisis --
How the SEC made matters worse --
Market corrections are necessary, but panics are destructive and avoidable --
TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program) --
What we could have --
and should have --
done --
The cure for the banking industry: systematically move toward pure capitalism --
Some political cures: government policy --
Our short-term path and how to end unemployment --
The deepest cause is philosophical --
The cure is also philosophical --
How the United States could go broke --
The need for principled action.
Responsibility: John A. Allison.
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Reveals: why regulation is bad for the market - and for the world; what we can do to promote a healthy free market; how we can help end unemployment in America; the truth about TARP and the bailouts;  Read more...

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"Seek[s] to set the record straight as to the true origins of the Great Recession." The Washington Times 20130418 "[A] landmark work." The Weekly Standard 20130109 "As Allison is no ordinary public Read more...

 
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