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Age of Greed The Triumph of Finance and the Decline of America, 1970 to the Present

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ISBN-10: 1400075661

ISBN-13: 9781400075669

Edition: 2012

Authors: Jeff Madrick

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A vividly told history of how greed bred America’s economic ills over the last forty years, and of the men most responsible for them.As Jeff Madrick makes clear in a narrative at once sweeping, fast-paced, and incisive, the single-minded pursuit of huge personal wealth has been on the rise in the United States since the 1970s, led by a few individuals who have argued that self-interest guides society more effectively than community concerns. These stewards of American capitalism have insisted on the central and essential place of accumulated wealth through the booms, busts, and recessions of the last half century, giving rise to our current woes.In telling the stories of these politicians,…    
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Book details

List price: $21.50
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/12/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Introduction
Revolution
Prologue: Lewis Uhler Believer
Walter Wriston Regulatory Revolt
Milton Friedman Proselytizer
Richard Nixon and Arthur Burns Political Expediency
Joe Flom The Hostile Takeover and Its Consequences
Ivan Boesky Wanting It All
Walter Wriston II Bailing Out Citibank
Ronald Reagan The Making of an Ideology
Ted Turner, Sam Walton, and Steve Ross Size Becomes Strategy
Jimmy Carter Capitulation
Howard Jarvis and Jack Kemp Tapping the Anger
Paul Volcker, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan Revolution Completed
The New Guard
Tom Peters and Jack Welch Promises Broken
Michael Milken "The Magnificent"
Alan Greenspan Ideologue
George Soros and John Meriwether Fabulous Wealth and Controversial Power
Sandy Weill King of the World
Jack Grubman, Frank Quattrone, Ken Lay, and Sandy Weill Decade of Deceit
Angelo Mozilo The American Tragedy
Jimmy Cayne, Richard Fuld, Stan O'Neal, and Chuck Prince Collapse
Epilogue
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index