Plunder: Investigating Our Economic Calamity and the Subprime Scandal
DANNY SCHECHTER, "The News Dissector" has spent decades as a truth teller in the media, with leading media companies and as an independent filmmaker with the award-winning independent company Globalvision. A graduate of Cornell and the London School of Economics, Schechter was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard and a multiple Emmy Award winner at ABC News, where he was among the first to cover the S&L crisis. In 2007, his film IN DEBT WE TRUST wasthe first to expose Wall Street's connection to subprime loans, predicting the economic crisis that this book investigates. Schechter is a blogger, editor of Mediachannel.org, and author of nine books. He has reported from 53 countries, and lives in Gotham. He owns no derivatives or tranches.
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THE ORIGINS OF THE SCANDAL
THE REAL CAPITOL OF AMERICA AND THE WORLD
THE UNSPOKEN CONTEXT
Typical Predatory Practices
Will Shopping Save Us?
The Secret Language of Finance
How Did We Miss the Signs of the Impending Crisis?
As the Problem Becomes an Issue Resistance Emerges
The Failure of Liberal Activism
California Burning Wall Street Churning
Humpty Dumpty Rides the Waves
PROGNOSIS What Happens Now?
Saving Wall Street From Itself
March 272008 Inside Bear Stearns
A First Accounting
Wall Street Protest Madness Update
CHRONICLING THE IMPLOSION 2007
The Presidential Press Conference
The Waters Are Not Calmed
Bad Debt Financing Big Deals
The Fed Steps In
A Jobs Report Brings Hope
Jobs Estimates Revised Downward
Its Bad and That Aint Good
Bankers Debate Moral Hazards
When the Political is Also Personal
DEBT AS A GLOBAL ISSUE
Visiting South Africa
The Fire Bell in the Night
The Crisis Becomes an Issue
What Do You Have to Say?
Can You Challenge the Financial News Narrative?
Faction vs Fiction Mistakes the Media Made
Resources on the Issues
The Authors Bio
Other Works by the Author