Tag Archives: 2008-2009

Firefighting: the financial crisis and its lessons by Ben S. Bernanke, Timothy F. Geithner, and Henry M. Paulson, Jr.

Overview: From the three primary architects of the American policy response to the worst economic catastrophe since the Great Depression, a magnificent big-picture synthesis–from why it happened to where we are now. In 2018, Ben Bernanke, Tim Geithner, and Hank Paulson came together to reflect on the lessons of the 2008 financial crisis ten years …
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Crashed: how a decade of financial crises changed the world by Adam Tooze

Overview: “An intelligent explanation of the mechanisms that produced the crisis and the response to it…One of the great strengths of Tooze’s book is to demonstrate the deeply intertwined nature of the European and American financial systems.”–The New York Times Book Review From a prizewinning economic historian, an eye-opening reinterpretation of the 2008 economic crisis …
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Black edge: inside information, dirty money, and the quest to bring down the most wanted man on Wall Street by Sheelah Kolhatkar

Overview: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER – The story of the billionaire trader Steven A. Cohen, the rise and fall of his hedge fund, SAC Capital, and the largest insider trading investigation in history—for readers of The Big Short, Den of Thieves, and Dark Money. The rise over the last two decades of a powerful new class of …
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The Alchemists: Three Central Bankers and a World on Fire by Neil Irwin

Overview: The inside story of the world’s most powerful central bankers—and the most intense exercise in economic crisis management the world has ever seen Suddenly, without warning, in August 2007, three men who had never been elected to public office found themselves the most powerful people in the world. They were the leaders of the …
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The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis

The real story of the crash began in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn’t shine and the SEC doesn’t dare, or bother, to tread: the bond and real estate derivative markets where geeks invent impenetrable securities to profit from the misery of lower- and middle-class Americans who can’t pay their debts. The smart people …
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Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy by Raghuram G. Rajan. ISBN: 9780691146836

This book is the winner of the 2010 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. In Fault Lines, R. Rajan demonstrates how unequal access to education and health care in the United States puts us all in deeper financial peril, even as the economic choices of countries like Germany, Japan, and …
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Too big to fail: the inside story of how Wall Street and Washington fought to save the financial system from crisis–and lost by Andrew Ross Sorkin. ISBN: 9780670021253

Synopsis from the Publisher A real-life thriller about the most tumultuous period in America’s financial history by an acclaimed New York Times Reporter. Andrew Ross Sorkin delivers the first true behind-the-scenes, moment-by-moment account of how the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression developed into a global tsunami. From inside the corner office at Lehman …
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