Plunder: investigating an economic calamity and the subprime scandalAuthor: Schechter, Danny Publisher: Cosimo, 2008.Language: EnglishDescription: 196 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781605203157Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references
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Plunder Investigating our Economic Calamity and the Subprime Scandal Contents Author's Notes Gratitude Preface, by Dr. Robert Manning, Author of Credit Card Nation Prologue Introduction: It's the Economy, Stupid The United States of Debt The Warning ix xiii xv xix xxix xxxi xxxii CHAPTER 1: THE ORIGINS OF THE SCANDAL 1 CHAPTER 2: THE REAL CAPITOL OF AMERICA (AND THE WORLD) 15 CHAPTER 3: THE UNSPOKEN CONTEXT The Crimes of Wall Street Typical Predatory Practices Will Shopping Save Us? The Secret Language of Finance How Did We Miss the Signs of the Impending Crisis? As the Problem Becomes an Issue, Resistance Emerges Wall Street Protest Madness Update 31 46 47 53 56 62 70 CHAPTER 4: CHRONICLING THE IMPLOSION, 2007 July 18: Two Streets Explode August 1: Plunge August 9: Presidential Press Conference August 9: The Waters Are Not Calmed August 18: Wild Swings August 25: The Injection August 27: Dig We Must September 10: Bad Debt Financing Big Deals September 19: The Fed Steps In 73 76 77 78 80 82 82 84 85 October 7: A Jobs Report Brings Hope Update (Dec 1): Job Estimates Revised Downward October 13: It's Bad and That Ain't Good October 15: Bankers Debate Moral Hazards October 20: When the Political is Also Personal October 27: The Failure of Liberal Activism October 29: California Burning, Wall Street Churning November 5: Humpty Dumpty Rides the Waves 89 93 94 95 97 98 102 106 111 117 125 131 134 CHAPTER 5: PROGNOSIS: What Happens Now? The Ides of March 2008: Saving Wall Street from Itself March 27, 2008: Inside Bear Stearns March 29, 2008: Fed Up April 2: A First Accounting CHAPTER 6: DEBT AS A GLOBAL ISSUE The Crisis is Now Global Visiting South Africa An Open Letter to Bono Re: Debt Relief The Fire Bell in the Night Summer 2008: The Crisis Becomes an Issue Fannie Mae: What Do You Have to Say 137 140 143 145 149 156 CHAPTER 7: LAST WORDS Afterword 1: Is This Story Being Told? Afterword 2: Can You Challenge the Financial News Narrative? Afterword 3: Faction vs Fiction -- Mistakes the Media Made A Poetic Lament: Business News Addendum: Resources on the Issue Author's Bio Other Works by the Author 172 175 187 189 193 194 169
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