A collection of stories from Vanity Fair magazine about the current financial crisis by some of the country’s best business journalists, including Michael Lewis (Moneyball, Liar’s Poker), Bryan Burrough (Barbarians at the Gate), and Mark Bowden (Black Hawk Down), edited by Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter, and with an introduction by Cullen Murphy (Are We Rome?).
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This is a tremendous collection that captures the reasons, emotions, and impacts of The Great Recession. Housing prices, complex financial offers, lack of regulation and oversight - these will be discussed and debated for decades as a few of the factors that led us to the edge of an economic abyss. Tremendous authors put us in the action while at the same time providing a combination of objectivity and distance to best understand the complexities of the subject matter. Bryan Burrough, Niall Ferguson, Michael Lewis, and Mark Bowden are a few notables who lend their credibility and expertise to this examination.
"Bringing Down Bear Stearns" covers the maverick culture of this iconic casualty. Which is such a shame - I loved their research and brand but they were ignorantly culpable. It is staggering as to how quickly and how broadly the downturn radiated out impacting the larger economy. "Profiles in Panic" captures the `cost' of economic strangulation for limo drivers to...
This book is a great read for those wanting to know much of the possible explanations of what happened. I do believe them. Most of the companies East of Broadway have shifted away to the West Side of Broadway.... Get Outta Here!
This book, a collection of Variety stories of the last two years clearly lays out how this economic downturn started, and how circumstances kept it going, almost with a snowball-down-a-hill effect. This book is well written, entertaining and full of surprises and little known information.
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