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The Resource Broken bargain : bankers, bailouts, and the struggle to tame Wall Street, Kathleen Day

Broken bargain : bankers, bailouts, and the struggle to tame Wall Street, Kathleen Day

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Broken bargain : bankers, bailouts, and the struggle to tame Wall Street
Title
Broken bargain
Title remainder
bankers, bailouts, and the struggle to tame Wall Street
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen Day
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
A history of major financial crises--and how taxpayers have been left with the bill. In the 1930s, battered and humbled by the Great Depression, the U.S. financial sector struck a grand bargain with the federal government. Bankers gained a safety net in exchange for certain curbs on their freedom: transparency rules, record-keeping and antifraud measures, and fiduciary responsibilities. Despite subsequent periodic changes in these regulations, the underlying bargain played a major role in preserving the stability of the financial markets as well as the larger economy. By the free-market era of the 1980s and 90s, however, Wall Street argued that rules embodied in New Deal-era regulations to protect consumers and ultimately taxpayers were no longer needed--and government agreed. This engaging history documents the country's financial crises, focusing on those of the 1920s, the 1980s, and the 2000s, and reveals how the two more recent crises arose from the neglect of this fundamental bargain, and how taxpayers have been left with the bill
Cataloging source
YUS
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1958-
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Day, Kathleen Mary
Dewey number
332.0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Financial crises
  • Financial crises
  • Financial institutions
  • Bailouts (Government policy)
  • Bailouts (Government policy)
  • Financial crises
  • Financial institutions
  • United States
Label
Broken bargain : bankers, bailouts, and the struggle to tame Wall Street, Kathleen Day
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-405) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part 1. E Pluribus Inc. -- 1. The Danger and Necessity of Banks -- 2. A Cheat upon Somebody -- 3 Inc. -- 4. The Civil War Tames Currency -- 5. Sunshine Charlie -- 6. Radio, Rayon, and Retail Credit -- 7. If It Seems Too Good to Be True . . . -- 8 Crash and Contagion -- 9. Tickled with Poverty -- 10. Moral Hazard -- Part 2. A Wonderful life: Socialism for the Rich -- 11. Zombie Banks -- 12. The American Home: Safeguard of American Liberties -- 13. Financial Cocaine -- 14. Cover-Up and Bailout -- 15. Russia Defaults --16. The Committee to Save the World -- 17. Dysfunctional Oversight -- 18. Enron: The Emperor's New Clothes -- Part 3. Ill-Gotten Gain: Boom, Bust, and the Great Recession -- 19. Tent City -- 20. Financial Magic -- 21. The Subprime Prisoner's Dilemma -- 22. Feds Tell States: Shut Up, Sit Down -- 23. A Number Out of the Air -- Part 4. Cockroaches in the Kitchen -- 24. Fake Accounts -- 25. Who Should Own a Bank
Control code
on1078681512
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 424 pages
Isbn
9780300223323
Lccn
2018943787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1078681512
Label
Broken bargain : bankers, bailouts, and the struggle to tame Wall Street, Kathleen Day
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-405) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part 1. E Pluribus Inc. -- 1. The Danger and Necessity of Banks -- 2. A Cheat upon Somebody -- 3 Inc. -- 4. The Civil War Tames Currency -- 5. Sunshine Charlie -- 6. Radio, Rayon, and Retail Credit -- 7. If It Seems Too Good to Be True . . . -- 8 Crash and Contagion -- 9. Tickled with Poverty -- 10. Moral Hazard -- Part 2. A Wonderful life: Socialism for the Rich -- 11. Zombie Banks -- 12. The American Home: Safeguard of American Liberties -- 13. Financial Cocaine -- 14. Cover-Up and Bailout -- 15. Russia Defaults --16. The Committee to Save the World -- 17. Dysfunctional Oversight -- 18. Enron: The Emperor's New Clothes -- Part 3. Ill-Gotten Gain: Boom, Bust, and the Great Recession -- 19. Tent City -- 20. Financial Magic -- 21. The Subprime Prisoner's Dilemma -- 22. Feds Tell States: Shut Up, Sit Down -- 23. A Number Out of the Air -- Part 4. Cockroaches in the Kitchen -- 24. Fake Accounts -- 25. Who Should Own a Bank
Control code
on1078681512
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 424 pages
Isbn
9780300223323
Lccn
2018943787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1078681512

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