Busted: life inside the great mortgage meltdown

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Chronicling the fiasco that sank millions of Americans, including one journalist who thought he knew better, Busted is a darkly humorous exploration of the cynicism and self-destructive judgment that led to America's biggest economic calamity in generations.
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Veteran New York Times economics reporter Edmund L. Andrews was intimately aware of the dangers posed by easy mortgages from fast-buck lenders. But, eager to buy a home and start a new life, he gave in to temptation and began a surreal adventure into the mortgage mayhem that nearly wrecked our economy.

Busted weaves together the author's own ride to the edge of bankruptcy with the tragicomic stories of his lenders, the Wall Street pros behind them, and the policymakers in Washington who were oblivious until it was too late. The story takes Andrews to the offices of Alan Greenspan, the mansions of subprime-mortgage millionaires in southern California, a despondent deal makers' convention in Las Vegas, and Wall Street. Rich with on-the-ground reporting, Busted is a darkly humorous exploration of the cynicism and self-destructive judgment that led to America's biggest economic calamity in generations.

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subject_facet Housing -- Prices -- United States, Housing -- United States -- Finance, Mortgages -- United States, Subprime mortgage loans -- United States
table_of_contents Money for nothing -- Prudence is for losers -- My lender drinks the Kool-aid -- Magical thinking, real debts -- Alan Greenspan -- Conning the con men -- In search of smart money -- Over the cliff -- Enablers of disaster -- Bull in the subprime shop -- Public flailing, private failing -- Reverse redlining -- God help us all.
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title Busted life inside the great mortgage meltdown
title_display Busted
title_full Busted Life Inside the Great Mortgage Meltdown, Busted [electronic resource] : life inside the great mortgage meltdown / Edmund L. Andrews, Busted [sound recording] : [life inside the great mortgage meltdown] / Edmund L. Andrews
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