It Takes a Pillage: An Epic Tale of Power, Deceit, and Untold Trillions
A former Wall Street manager turned muckraking journalist gets inside how the banks looted the Treasury, stole the bailout, and continued with business as usual
We all watched as packs of former Big Financiers commandeered posts in Washington and lavished trillions in bailouts to "save" big Wall Street firms that used that money for anything and everything except to fill in Main Street's potholes. We all watched as Wall Street heavyweights fought tooth and nail to declaw financial reform and won.
Former Wall Streeter Nomi Prins has been watching, too, and she is not going to let them get away with it. More than just an angry populist, commentator stuck on the sidelines, Prins understand Big Finance and big money and big schemes-and in this book she exposes the fundamental follies of our economic system and the schemes of the bigwigs who have no intention of letting it change.
If you're still enraged and frustrated with how the bank bailout went bust for the American people, or how Wall Street continues to operate as if the rest of the world doesn't matter, or how the banks are once again rolling in outsized profits and obscene bonuses while average Americans continue to struggle through a bleak landscape of foreclosures and job loss, It Takes a Pillage gives voice to your outrage, and provides a deeper insight into what we really have to be angry about and how we can fight for some real change.
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Review: It Takes a Pillage: Behind the Bailouts, Bonuses, and Backroom Deals from Washington to Wall StreetUser Review - Gwen - Goodreads
This was great. I learned a hell of a lot about what caused the 2008 crash and how the bailouts were run, as well as various financial terms that I hadn't understood before. There's a ton of really ... Read full review
Review: It Takes a Pillage: Behind the Bailouts, Bonuses, and Backroom Deals from Washington to Wall StreetUser Review - Jw - Goodreads
For a while now I sort of stepped back from the collective outrage at Wall Street. I did not participate in as many Occupy events and sort of had optimism in human nature to pull itself out of the ... Read full review
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