Two Trillion Dollar Meltdown : Easy Money, High Rollers, and the Great Credit Crash

Author(s): Charles R. Morris

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Now fully updated with the latest financial developments, this is the bestselling book that briefly and brilliantly explains how we got into the economic mess that is the Credit Crunch. With the housing markets unravelling daily and distress signals flying throughout the rest of the economy, there is little doubt that we are facing a fierce recession. In crisp, gripping prose, Charles R. Morris shows how got into this mess. He explains the arcane financial instruments, the chicanery, the policy mis-judgments, the dogmas, and the delusions that created the greatest credit bubble in world history.Paul Volcker slew the inflation dragon in the early 1980s, and set the stage for the high performance economy of the 1980s and 1990s. But Wall Street's prosperity soon tilted into gross excess. The astronomical leverage at major banks and their hedge fund and private equity clients led to massive disruption in global markets. A quarter century of free-market zealotry that extolled asset stripping, abusive lending, and hedge fund secrecy will go down in flames with it. Paperback 240pp h210mm x w140mm x s20mm 249g


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General Fields

  • : 9781586486914
  • : PublicAffairs
  • : PublicAffairs
  • : 0.296
  • : February 2009
  • : 1.6 Centimeters X 14 Centimeters X 20.8 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Charles R. Morris
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 338.542
  • : 240