13 bankers: the Wall Street takeover and the next financial meltdown

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Simon Johnson and James Kwak examine not only how Wall Street's ideology, wealth, and political power among policy makers in Washington led to the financial debacle of 2008 but also what the lessons learned portend for the future.
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display_description In spite of its key role in creating the ruinous financial crisis of 2008, the American banking industry has grown bigger, more profitable, and more resistant to regulation than ever. Anchored by six megabanks whose assets amount to more than 60 percent of the country's gross domestic product, this oligarchy proved it could first hold the global economy hostage and then use its political muscle to fight off meaningful reform. 13 Bankers brilliantly charts the rise to power of the financial sector and forcefully argues that we must break up the big banks if we want to avoid future financial catastrophes.

Updated, with additional analysis of the government's recent attempt to reform the banking industry, this is a timely and expert account of our troubled political economy.
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subject_facet Bank failures -- United States, Banks and banking -- United States, Finance -- United States, Financial crises -- United States
title_display 13 bankers : the Wall Street takeover and the next financial meltdown
title_full 13 Bankers The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown, 13 bankers : the Wall Street takeover and the next financial meltdown / Simon Johnson and James Kwak, 13 bankers [electronic resource] : the Wall Street takeover and the next financial meltdown / Simon Johnson and James Kwak
title_short 13 bankers :
title_sub the Wall Street takeover and the next financial meltdown
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