Bailout Nation How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy

ISBN-10: 0470596325

ISBN-13: 9780470596326

Edition: 2009 (Revised)

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A riveting indictment of those responsible for our current financial messBailout Nation offers one of the clearest looks at the financial lenders, regulators, and politicians responsible for the financial crisis of 2008. Written by Barry Ritholtz, one of today′s most popular economic bloggers and a well-established industry pundit, this book skillfully explores how the United States evolved from a rugged independent nation to a soft Bailout Nation-where financial firms are allowed to self-regulate in good times, but are bailed out by taxpayers in bad times.Entertaining and informative, this book clearly shows you how years of trying to control the economy with easy money has finally caught up with the federal government and how its practice of repeatedly rescuing Wall Street has come back to bite them. The definitive book on the financial crisis of 2008 Names the villains responsible for this tragedy-from financial regulators to politicians Shows how each bailout throughout modern history has impacted what happened in the future Examines why the consumer/taxpayer is left suffering in an economy of bubbles, bailouts, and possible inflationScathing, but fair, Bailout Nation is a voice of reason in these uncertain economic times.
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Book details

List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 7/16/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Barry Ritholtz is CEO and director of equity research at FusionIQ.com, an online quantitative research firm. He regularly appears as an expert on CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox, and PBS, and he is the author of the topranked financial weblog, The Big Picture, hailed by The Wall Street Journal as "what the in-crowd knows."

Barry Ritholtz operates one of today's most popular economic blogs,www.ritholtz.com/blog/, which has received over 50 million page views since launching. He is the CEO and Director of Equity Research at FusionIQ, an online quantitative researchfirm. He is a frequent guest on CNBC; a regular guest on Fast Money, Kudlow & Company, and Power Lunch; and author of the popular "Apprenticed Investor" column at TheStreet.com.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Bailout Nation
A Brief History of Bailouts
A Brief History of Bailouts
The Creation of the Federal Reserve, and Its Role in Creating Our Bailout Nation
Pre-Bailout Nation (1860-1942)
Industrial-Era Bailouts (1971-1995)
Intermezzo A Pattern Emerges
The Modern Era of Bailouts
Stock Market Bailouts (1987-1995)
The Irrational Exuberance Era (1996-1999)
The Tech Wreck (2000-2003)
The Backwards, Rate-Driven Economy
Intermezzo A Brief History of Finance and Credit
The Mad Scramble for Yield
Market Failure
The Machinery of Subprime
Intermezzo A Memo Found in the Street: Uncle Sam the Enabler
Radical Deregulation, Nonfeasance
Strange Connections, Unintended Consequences
Moral Hazard: Why Bailouts Cause Future Problems
Bailout Nation
2008: Suicide by Democracy
The Fall of Bear Stearns
Dot-Com Penis Envy
Year of the Bailout, Part I: The Notorious AIG
The Year of the Bailout, Part II: Too Big to Succeed?
Intermezzo Idiots Fiddle While Rome Burns
Post-Bailout Nation
Casting Blame
Misplaced Fault
The Virtues of Foreclosure
Casino Capitalism
Postscript: Advice to a New President
Notes
Index
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