The Trillion Dollar Meltdown: Easy Money, High Rollers, and the Great Credit Crash

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PublicAffairs, 2008 - Business & Economics - 194 pages
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We are living in the most reckless financial environment in recent history. Arcane credit derivative bets are now well into the tens of trillions. According to Charles R. Morris, the astronomical leverage at investment banks and their hedge fund and private equity clients virtually guarantees massive disruption in global markets. The crash, when it comes, will have no firebreaks. A quarter century of free-market zealotry that extolled asset stripping, abusive lending, and hedge fund secrecy will come crashing down with it.

The Trillion Dollar Meltdown explains how we got here, and what is about to happen. After the crash our priorities will be quite different. But things are likely to get worse before they better. Whether you are an active investor, a homeowner, or a contributor to your 401(k) plan, The Trillion Dollar Meltdown will be indispensable to understanding the gross excess that has put the world economy on the brink—and what the new landscape will look like.

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Review: The Trillion Dollar Meltdown: Easy Money, High Rollers, and the Great Credit Crash

User Review  - Easten - Goodreads

This is a pretty accuracte account of how we arrived into this recession, I really enjoyed this book. At least I am not the only one that understands this. Read full review

Review: The Trillion Dollar Meltdown: Easy Money, High Rollers, and the Great Credit Crash

User Review  - Gary - Goodreads

Good book, but would've been better to read 5-6 years ago right when it was released. Today I would just chose to read Michael Lewis's The Big Short instead. Read full review

Contents

Chapter Two Wall Street Finds Religion
19
Practice Runs
37
Chapter Four A Wall of Money
59
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Charles R. Morris has written ten books, including The Cost of Good Intentions, one of the New York Times' Best Books of 1980, The Coming Global Boom, a New York Times Notable Book of 1990, and The Tycoons, a Barrons' Best Book of 2005. A lawyer and former banker, Mr. Morris's articles and reviews have appeared in many publications including The Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal.

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