Posts filed under “Bailout Nation”

Bloomberg: Top 50 Business Books

Very cool! Bloomberg names Bailout Nation as one of the top 50 Business books:

May 28 (Bloomberg) — With so many business books spilling from the shelves, we’re often asked for a comprehensive list of recommendations. Here are 50 of our favorite titles published since Jan. 1, 2009.

“Animal Spirits” by George A. Akerlof and Robert J. Shiller (Princeton). The two economists explore how psychology drove us from boom to bust.

“Bailout Nation” by Barry Ritholtz (Wiley). A financial blogger chronicles why the U.S. came to embrace bailouts.


Top 50 Business Books, ‘Animal Spirits’ to ‘What the Dog Saw
James Pressley
Bloomberg, May 28 2010

Category: Bailout Nation, Books

Washington & Wall Street: The New Regulatory Regime

Today, I am in Las Vegas for the SALT II conference: I am on a panel discussion about regulation, reform and bailouts with Austan Goolsbee, Advisor to President Obama, and Bill Thomas, Vice Chairman of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. Should be fun . . .  be sure to stop me and say hello if…Read More

Category: Bailout Nation, Bailouts, Derivatives, Regulation

Impossible Wall Street Fixes

I submitted my new chapter for the paperback version of Bailout Nation (July 6, 2010). It contains a checklist to evaluate the upcoming — and as of yet, still ill defined — re-regulation of the financial sector. I tried to keep it realistic, discussing issues such as derivatives regulation, capital requirements, and leverage. However, I…Read More

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

Get Me ReWrite!

My approach to everything I have written, studied and analyzed in this space is pretty straight forward: Start with the data and evidence and go forward from there. Figure out what the “Truth” is; try to get as close to the objective reality beneath the noise in order to make intelligent investing decisions for myself…Read More

Category: Bailout Nation, Bailouts, Credit, Real Estate, Really, really bad calls

Bailout Union . . .

Here’s my take on my favorite comment of this morning: “Coming soon from the author of Bailout Nation, a new look at the PIIGs crisis: Bailout Union: How Greek Profligacy and Easy Money Corrupted Europe and Shook the Continent’s Economy I’ll contact my publisher right away . . .

Category: Bailout Nation, Bailouts

AIG Fires Goldman Sachs (Payback is a Bitch)

The NYT is reporting that A.I.G. has dismissed Goldman Sachs as an advisor: “A.I.G., the insurance giant that planned to retain Goldman to help reorganize its businesses, has replaced Goldman as its main corporate adviser, according to three people with knowledge of the matter, which was not intended to be public. Instead, the insurer is…Read More

Category: Bailout Nation, Bailouts, Derivatives

Trashing Rubin

I have regularly trashed Robert Rubin in this blog for quite some time. And while I further tarnish the name of Rubin in Bailout Nation — he is between Hank Paulson and Larry Summers in our blame list — I probably could have slapped him around even more had time and space pemitte.d No Matter….Read More

Category: Bailout Nation, Derivatives, Really, really bad calls

Bailout Nation: GQ Review

Wow, great new review of Bailout Nation in GQ: “If you read nothing else about money, read [this}: There has been no shortage of books to explain our recent recession, but to understand what the hell we all just lived through and how the fallout is going to affect us for a loooong time to…Read More

Category: Bailout Nation, Books

Bill Clinton: Derivatives? My Bad…

“I think they were wrong and I think I was wrong to take” their advice.” -President Bill Clinton, April 18, 2010 on on ABC’s “This Week.” > In Bailout Nation, I held Bill Clinton, and his two Treasury Secretaries, Robert Rubin and Larry Summers, responsible for signing the ruinous Commodity Futures Modernization Act that exempt…Read More

Category: Bailout Nation, Bailouts, Derivatives, Regulation

Bailout Nation Updated Reviews

Here are the most up-to-date collection of reviews for Bailout Nation: USA Today: “Best books to make sense of financial crisis of 2009” Miami Herald: “Best business books of 2009” Marketplace Radio: The best business books of 2009 Stock Trader’s Almanac: “Investment Book of the Year” “Succeeds in laying out all that transpired in easy-to-understand…Read More

Category: Bailout Nation, Books