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David Alan Stockman
|ISBN:||9781586489120 1586489127 9781586489137 1586489135|
|Description:||xviii, 743 pages ; 25 cm|
|Contents:||Part I: The Blackberry Panic of 2008. Paulson's folly: The needless rescue of AIG and Wall Street --
False legends of dark ATMS and failing banks --
Days of crony capitalist plunder --
The Reagan Era revisited: False narratives of our times. The Reagan Revolution: Repudiations and deformations. Part II: Triumph of the warfare state: How the budget battle was lost --
Triumph of the welfare state: How the GOP anti-tax religion was born --
Why the chickens didn't come home to roost: The Nixon abomination of August 1971. Part III: New Deal legends and the twilight of sound money. New Deal myths of recovery --
The New Deal's true legacy: Crony capitalism and fiscal demise --
War finance and the twilight of sound money --
Eisenhower's defense minimum and the last age of fiscal rectitude --The American Empire and the end of sound money --
Milton Friedman's folly: Rise of the T-bill standard. Part IV: The age of bubble finance. Pork bellies, floating money, and the rise of speculative finance --
Greenspan 2.0 --
Bull market culture and the delusion of quick riches --
Serial bubbles --
The great deformation of capital markets: How Wall Street got huge --
From Washington to Wall Street: Roots of the great housing deformation --
How the Fed brought the gambling mania to America's neighborhoods --
The great financial engineering binge --
The great raid on corporate cash --
The rant that shook the Eccles Building: How the Fed got Cramer'd --
When giant LBOs strip-mined the land --
Deals gone wild: Rise of the debt zombies --
Bonfires of debt and the road not taken. Part V: Sundown in America: The end of free markets and democracy. Willard M. Romney and the Truman Show of bubble finance --
Bonfires of folly: Bernanke's false depression call and the $800 billion Obama stimulus --
Obama's green energy capers: Crony capitalist larceny --
The end of free markets: The rampages of crony capitalism in the auto belt --
No recovery on Main Street --
The Bernanke bubble: Last gift to the 1 percent --
Sundown in America: The state-wreck ahead --
Another road that could be taken.
|Responsibility:||DAVID A. STOCKMAN.|
Kirkus Reviews "Stockman performs a real service when he debunks the myths that have been associated with Reagan's conservatism and promotes Eisenhower's fiscal and military conservatism... Stockman
- United States -- Economic policy -- 2009-
- Government spending policy -- United States.
- Political corruption -- Economic aspects -- United States.
- Financial crises -- United States.
- Finance -- United States.
- Financial institutions -- Government policy -- United States.
- Economic policy.
- Financial crises.
- Financial institutions -- Government policy.
- Government spending policy.
- Political corruption -- Economic aspects.
- United States.