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Reforming Wall Street

Author: David M Haugen; Susan Musser
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2011.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Book : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses the global financial crisis of 2008-2009, including Wall Street's role in the crisis, if Wall Street requires government regulation or legal reform, and if financial reform legislation would be effective in the future.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David M Haugen; Susan Musser
ISBN: 9780737752359 9780737752366 0737752351 073775236X
OCLC Number: 663953741
Description: 216 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1 What caused the financial crisis? : Wall Street is to blame for the financial crisis / Charles Hurt, David Seifman --
Wall Street is not to blame for the financial crisis / Mark Gimein --
Government mortgage practices are largely responsible for the financial crisis / Charles W. Calomiris, Peter J. Wallison --
Government mortgage practices are unfairly blamed for the financial crisis / Richard F. Syron --
Deregulation is to blame for the financial crisis / Shah Gilani --
Deregulation is not to blame for the financial crisis / James L. Gattuso --
Many share the blame for the financial crisis / Mortimer B. Zuckerman. Ch. 2 Does Wall Street need financial reform? : Wall Street needs reform / Carl C. Icahn --
Government fiscal policy needs reform before instituting Wall Street reform / Mona Charen --
Government should revamp the regulation system / Jesse Eisinger --
Government should oversee the shadow banking system / Stephen Spruiell, Kevin Williamson --
The government should regulate derivatives trading / Michael Greenberger --
Government should not overregulate derivatives trading / David M. Mason --
Government reform will hurt small lenders / Blaine Luetkemeyer --
Big banks have too much political power / Simon Johnson, James Kwak. Ch.3 Will financial reform legislation be effective? : The financial reform bill will make big business more responsible / Barack Obama --
The financial reform bill will lead to more bailouts / William P. Hoar --
The financial reform bill will create crony capitalism / Paul Ryan --
The financial reform bill needs to ensure that no bank is "too big to fail" / Thomas Hoenig --
Legislation already exists concerning "too big to fail" / David Zaring --
The financial reform bill should force high-risk derivatives trading out of banks / Blanche Lincoln --
The financial reform bill should not force high-risk derivatives trading out of banks / Sheila C. Bair --
The financial reform bill is so gutted that it will change nothing / John Berlau --
Even the gutted reform bill will provide meaningful change / Zach Carter.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: David Haugen and Susan Musser, book editors.

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Discusses the global financial crisis of 2008-2009, including Wall Street's role in the crisis, if Wall Street requires government regulation or legal reform, and if financial reform legislation would be effective in the future.

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