Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy
An engaging look at what led to the financial turmoil we now find ourselves in
Bailout Nation offers one of the clearest looks at the financial lenders, regulators, and politicians responsible for the financial crisis of 2008. Written by Barry Ritholtz, one of today's most popular economic bloggers and a well-established industry pundit, this book skillfully explores how the United States evolved from a rugged independent nation to a soft Bailout Nation-where financial firms are allowed to self-regulate in good times, but are bailed out by taxpayers in bad times.
Entertaining and informative, this book clearly shows you how years of trying to control the economy with easy money has finally caught up with the federal government and how its practice of repeatedly rescuing Wall Street has come back to bite them.
Scathing, but fair, Bailout Nation is a voice of reason in these uncertain economic times.
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Review: Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World EconomyUser Review - Brian - Goodreads
Superb book. One of the best there is about the financial crisis, it can be a little "wonky" but ironically uses lots of blunt wording, humor (sometimes mildly profane and blue but hey, Ritholtz IS a ... Read full review
Review: Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World EconomyUser Review - Byron Wright - Goodreads
Privatized profits and socialized losses. The basic premise of this book is that the markets are being regulated for the benefit of financial firms and not for the good of the economy or the people ... Read full review
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