Tag Archives: 2008 financial meltdown

Review: Reckless Endangerment by Gretchen Morgenson and Joshua Rosner

Subtitle: How Outsized Ambition, Greed and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon Just when I thought there was nothing more I needed to know about the 2008 financial meltdown, I read Reckless Endangerment. Although there are plenty of bad apples in … Continue reading

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Review: Boomerang by Michael Lewis

Subtitle: Travels in the New Third World After reading the author’s The Big Short, which provided insight into the financial meltdown of 2008, I thought Boomerang might prove to be a lighter read. Although it was a fast read (I … Continue reading

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Review: The Big Short by Michael Lewis

Subtitle: Inside the Doomsday Machine Last year, I met a man in Jackson Lake Lodge in Glacier National Park. We were sitting near each other on a sofa facing a massive window that overlooked the Grand Tetons. I was reading … Continue reading

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Review: Age of Greed by Jeff Madrick

Subtitle: The Triumph of Finance and the Decline of America, 1970 to the Present I envy authors who can take a complex subject, research the socks off it, relate it with clarity and context, and then make it interesting to … Continue reading

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Review: Busted by Edmund L. Andrews

Subtitle: Life Inside the Great Mortgage Meltdown Edmund L. Andrews was in love. That’s when the New York Times business reporter began making rotten financial decisions, starting with a $472,000 subprime mortgage loan. And he kept on making even worse … Continue reading

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