Ritholtz, Barry.

Bailout nation : how greed and easy money corrupted Wall Street and shook the world economy / Barry Ritholtz with Aaron Task. - Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2009. - xxviii, 332 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

"With new post-crisis update" -- Cover.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-314) and index.

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) -- Stock market bailouts, 1987-1995 -- The irrational exuberance era (1996-1999) -- The tech wreck, 2000-2003 -- The backwards, rate-driven economy -- The mad scramble for yield -- The machinery of subprime -- A memo found in the street : Uncle Sam the enabler -- Radical deregulation, nonfeasance -- Strange connections, unintended consequences -- Moral hazard -- 2008 : suicide by democracy -- The fall of Bear Stearns -- Dot-com penis envy -- Year of the bailout : the notorious AIG -- Year of the bailout : too big to succeed? -- Casting blame -- Misplaced fault -- The virtues of foreclosure -- Casino capitalism -- Advice to a new president.

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Financial crises--United States.
Finance--Government policy--United States.
Intervention (Federal government)
Bailouts (Government policy)


United States--Economic conditions--2001-2009.
United States--Economic policy--2001-2009.

HB3722 / .R58 2009b

HB 3722 .R58 2009

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