The Resource 13 bankers : the Wall Street takeover and the next financial meltdown, Simon Johnson and James Kwak, (electronic resource)

13 bankers : the Wall Street takeover and the next financial meltdown, Simon Johnson and James Kwak, (electronic resource)

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13 bankers : the Wall Street takeover and the next financial meltdown
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13 bankers
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the Wall Street takeover and the next financial meltdown
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Simon Johnson and James Kwak
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Thirteen bankers
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eng
Summary
Even after the ruinous financial crisis of 2008, America is still beset by the depredations of an oligarchy that is now bigger, more profitable, and more resistant to regulation than ever. Anchored by six megabanks, which together control assets amounting to more than 60 percent of the country's gross domestic product, these financial institutions (now more emphatically "too big to fail") continue to hold the global economy hostage, threatening yet another financial meltdown with their excessive risk-taking and toxic "business as usual" practices. How did this come to be-and what is to be done? These are the central concerns of 13 Bankers, a brilliant, historically informed account of our troubled political economy. In 13 Bankers, prominent economist Simon Johnson and James Kwak give a wide-ranging, meticulous, and bracing account of recent U.S. financial history within the context of previous showdowns between American democracy and Big Finance. They convincingly show why our future is imperiled by the ideology of finance (finance is good, unregulated finance is better, unfettered finance run amok is best) and by Wall Street's political control of government policy pertaining to it.The choice that America faces is stark: whether Washington will accede to the vested interests of an unbridled financial sector that runs up profits in good years and dumps its losses on taxpayers in lean years, or reform through stringent regulation the banking system as first and foremost an engine of economic growth. To restore health and balance to our economy, Johnson and Kwak make a radical yet feasible and focused proposal: reconfigure the megabanks to be "small enough to fail."
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Provides historical context for the 2008 financial crisis and proposes a radical solution--the megabanks deemed "too big to fail" must be made smaller
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10081131
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Midwest
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1963-
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Johnson, Simon
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332.10973
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Read by Erik Synnestvedt
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  • Kwak, James
  • Synnestvedt, Erik
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True
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  • Bank failures
  • Financial crises
  • Finance
  • Banks and banking
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adult
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the Wall Street takeover and the next financial meltdown
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13 bankers : the Wall Street takeover and the next financial meltdown, Simon Johnson and James Kwak, (electronic resource)
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MWT10755976
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 30 min.))
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  • electronic
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9781400196845
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13 bankers : the Wall Street takeover and the next financial meltdown, Simon Johnson and James Kwak, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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digital storage
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unknown
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MWT10755976
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  • not applicable
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Edition
Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 30 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
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9781400196845
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
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digital.
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MWT10755976
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unknown
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access
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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