After the Fall: Saving Capitalism from Wall Street-And Washington

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Encounter Books, 2011 - Business & Economics - 227 pages
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Since the first rumblings of the economic crisis began in 2007, Americans have suffered four years of recession, stagnation, and fear. The culprit is not free markets, as many have claimed, but Washington policy. The problem is how politicians and regulators have treated the nation's ˘too big to fail÷ financial industry for nearly three decades.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter 1 The Risk of Freedom
11
Chapter 2 The Blessing of the Free Markets
29
Chapter 3 Too Big to Fail
43
Chapter 4 Hollowed Out
59
Chapter 5 A RiskFree World
83
Chapter 6 The Last Mileposts
99
Chapter 7 Safe As Houses
121
Chapter 8 Credit Crunch Economic Calamity
137
Chapter 9 Destroying the System In Order to Save It
159
Our Choice
173
Bibliography
197
Acknowledgments
199
Notes
201
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Nicole Gelinas, a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder, is a Manhattan Institute senior fellow and contributing editor to City Journal. She lives in New York City.

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