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The Resource Reckless endangerment : how outsized ambition, greed, and corruption led to economic armageddon, Gretchen Morgenson and Joshua Rosner

Reckless endangerment : how outsized ambition, greed, and corruption led to economic armageddon, Gretchen Morgenson and Joshua Rosner

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Reckless endangerment : how outsized ambition, greed, and corruption led to economic armageddon
Title
Reckless endangerment
Title remainder
how outsized ambition, greed, and corruption led to economic armageddon
Statement of responsibility
Gretchen Morgenson and Joshua Rosner
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Language
eng
Summary
"In Reckless Endangerment, Gretchen Morgenson, the star business columnist of The New York Times, exposes how the watchdogs who were supposed to protect the country from financial harm were actually complicit in the actions that finally blew up the American economy. Drawing on previously untapped sources and building on original research from coauthor Joshua Rosner--who himself raised early warnings with the public and investors, and kept detailed records--Morgenson connects the dots that led to this fiasco. Morgenson and Rosner draw back the curtain on Fannie Mae, the mortgage-finance giant that grew, with the support of the Clinton administration, through the 1990s, becoming a major opponent of government oversight even as it was benefiting from public subsidies. They expose the role played not only by Fannie Mae executives but also by enablers at Countrywide Financial, Goldman Sachs, the Federal Reserve, HUD, Congress, the FDIC, and the biggest players on Wall Street, to show how greed, aggression, and fear led countless officials to ignore warning signs of an imminent disaster. Character-rich and definitive in its analysis, this is the one account of the financial crisis you must read"--
Summary
Exposes how the watchdogs who were supposed to protect the country from financial harm were actually complicit in the actions that finally blew up the American economy in 2008-2009
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385519
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Morgenson, Gretchen
Dewey number
332.7/20973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Rosner, Joshua
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True
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  • Subprime mortgage loans
  • Federal National Mortgage Association
  • Financial crises
  • Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009
Target audience
adult
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how outsized ambition, greed, and corruption led to economic armageddon
Label
Reckless endangerment : how outsized ambition, greed, and corruption led to economic armageddon, Gretchen Morgenson and Joshua Rosner
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
ocn679929239
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 331 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780805091205
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010047594
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)679929239
Label
Reckless endangerment : how outsized ambition, greed, and corruption led to economic armageddon, Gretchen Morgenson and Joshua Rosner
Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
ocn679929239
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 331 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780805091205
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010047594
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)679929239

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