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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.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Did Wall Street cause the mess we are in? Should Washington place stronger regulations on the entire financial industry? Can we lower unemployment rates by controlling the free market? The answer is  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John A Allison
ISBN: 9780071806770 0071806776
OCLC Number: 849499448
Description: viii, 278 p
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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"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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