The Greatest-Ever Bank Robbery: The Collapse of the Savings and Loan Industry

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Ch. Scribner, 1990 - Business & Economics - 354 pages
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Brilliantly, wittily and pitilessly, Mayer details the dereliction and dishonesty not only of the thrift industry operators but also of its supporting cadre of venal accountants, lawyers, and government authorities. A searching narrative retracing the fiasco that jeopardizes the entire banking system. Photographs.

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The greatest-ever bank robbery: the collapse of the savings and loan industry

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This popular business and financial writer ( The Bankers, LJ 2/1/75) has done extensive research to provide an up-to-date and very readable account of the savings and loan industry debacle. Like ... Read full review


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Martin Mayer is a premier financial journalist with more than thirty books to his credit, including The Bankers and The Greatest-Ever Bank Robbery. Mayer is a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution, a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal, and a popular columnist for

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