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McLean, Bethany
All the devils are here : the hidden history of the financial crisis / Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera
Alternate Title Hidden history of the financial crisis
New York : Portfolio/Penguin, c2010
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  HB3717 2008 .M35 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009
Financial crises -- United States -- History -- 21st century
Mortgage-backed securities -- United States
Subprime mortgage loans -- United States
Physical Description xviii, 380 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary This surprising narrative goes back more than twenty years to reveal, in rich, anecdotal detail, how Wall Street, the mortgage industry, and the government conspired to change the way Americans bought their homes, creating a perfect storm. The authors take us inside elusive institutions such as Goldman Sachs, AIG, and Fannie Mae, to reveal who changed the game and why
Contents The three amigos -- "Ground Zero, baby" -- The big, fat gap -- Risky business -- A nice little BISTRO -- The wizard of Fed -- The Committee to Save the World -- Why everyone loved Moody's -- "I like big bucks and I cannot lie" -- The carnival barker -- Goldman envy -- The Fannie follies -- The wrap -- Mr. Ambassador -- "When I look a homeowner in the eye--" -- Hank Paulson takes the plunge -- "I'm short your house" -- The smart guys -- The gathering storm -- The dumb guys -- Collateral damage -- The volcano erupts -- Rage at the machine
Alternate Author Nocera, Joseph

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