Posts filed under “Bailout Nation”

The 10 books to help you understand the crisis

The 10 books to help you understand the crisis
Cardiff Garcia
05 Jun 2009

Not surprisingly, the number of books about the causes and consequences of the financial crisis has proliferated in recent months. To help our readers keep up, Financial News has compiled the following list of 10 finance books released this year along with brief synopses and links to reviews and excerpts.

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Category: Bailout Nation, Bailouts, Books, Markets

Bailout Nation on Slate’s The Big Money

> The Big Money presents Every Day I Read the Book, featuring Daniel Gross. Dan’s guest is Barry Ritholtz, author of the book Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy. Listen using our audio player below, or download the MP3 or listen on iTunes. click for audio…Read More

Category: Bailout Nation, Bailouts, Books

7 Factors That Led to Crisis

As I was working on Bailout Nation, I struggled to find a way to communicate the myriad forces that combined to cause the collapse.  The book details the many elements involved, but I wanted a visual way to depict what I took 20 chapters to explain. I had long been a fan of Wall Stats…Read More

Category: Bailout Nation, Bailouts, Credit, Derivatives, Economy

Bailout Nation Videos Posted @ Amazon

I shot some videos a few weeks ago about Chrysler and Lehman Brothers from Bailout Nation, and they are now posted at Amazon: click for video

Category: Bailout Nation, Bailouts, Books

The World’s Ugliest Chart

Is via the Fed, and its on Bank Profits: ~~~ Source: Profits and Balance Sheet Developments at U.S. Commercial Banks in 2008 Morten L. Bech and Tara Rice, Federal Reserve, June 2, 2009 http://www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/bulletin/2009/pdf/bankprofits09.pdf

Category: Bailout Nation, Bailouts, Earnings, Valuation

Financial Overhaul Plan ?

Yesterday, I lamented that “So far, the Obama administration approach to bailouts has been to keep running Bush Economic Term III.” The reference was to the continuation of the Bush policies, by many of the same people involved in that prior, ruinous bailout approach. Soon, we shall find out if Team Obama’s “Change we can…Read More

Category: Bailout Nation, Bailouts, Credit, Derivatives, Regulation

How Much is Reagan Responsible for Bailout Nation ?

Paul Krugman has a fascinating OpEd today, essentially tracing the current economic crisis all the way back to Ronald Reagan. In Bailout Nation, I place a small measure of blame on Reagan for a) appointing Greenspan; and 2) being the intellectual father of the radical deregulation movement. Krugman goes much further than I. Beyond the…Read More

Category: Bailout Nation, Bailouts, Credit, Real Estate

Busted Banks Rebuff Regulation

Front page of the NY Times goes over the shameful behavior of banks — one of the primary causes of the entire crisis — using bailout money to pay lobbyists to maintain the regulatory status quo. Its yet another reason for why they should have been put into bankruptcy once they became insolvent. So far,…Read More

Category: Bailout Nation, Bailouts, Credit, Regulation

NPR Marketplace on Bailout Nation

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I did a fun interview with NPR’s Marketplace on Bailout Nation.

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Bloomberg Review: Bailout Nation

The first mainstream review on Bailout Nation is out, and its from Bloomberg (Europe). I am not disappointed: “Ritholtz waltzes the reader though the decisions and missteps that landed us in this morass, including the Federal Reserve’s power grab over the years, notably during the leadership vacuum of 2007 and 2008, when markets melted like…Read More

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