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The 86 Biggest Lies on Wall Street

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Traditional Chinese edition of The 86 Biggest Lies On Wall Street by John Talbott who worked as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs. He has foretold the housing crash in 2003 in a well analyzed book while everyone else dismissed his claim. In this book, he criticizes the government policies, lobbyist, media, etc. and advocates for some tough measures to get our economy b ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published March 1st 2010 by Lian Pu Wen Hua/Tsai Fong Books (first published 2009)
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Dec 29, 2012 Amar rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I wasn't particularly keen on tackling this book but I just felt that I had to, for professional reasons. What I've learned in my line of work is that its good to be cynical,to pose questions,to disturb those still waters. So in keeping with those motivations the title of this book just seemed like a good fit. Maybe this would be one of those books that would help me have a more fulfilling conversation with the fund managers/economists fraternity at one of those awkward business dinners?

Well at
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Jul 22, 2011 David Sarkies rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who like sensationalism
Recommended to David by: I saw it in Borders
Shelves: politics
More of an rant than a critical examination of the financial crisis
13 December 2013

As I was making my way through the commentaries that I have already published on Goodreads, fixing up the typos and tightening up some of the grammar, I came upon this commentary that I had written sometime ago and discovered, to my surprise, that it was quite short. The reason that I am somewhat surprised is that I would normally write quite a lot more on the casino culture of Wall Street and its unregulated gre
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Mar 29, 2010 Blog on Books rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The 86 Biggest Lies on Wall Street - John Talbott (Scribner)

February 3, 2010

Oh, we should have listened to John Talbott... Talbott was the one, who in 2003 foretold the coming economic collapse in the real estate market with his book "The Coming Crash in the Housing Market: 10 Things You Can Do Now to Protect Your Most Valuable Investment." Trouble was, as housing prices continued their meteoric rise, nobody listened.

Now Talbott returns with a myth-busting book detailing the real reasons behi
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John Talbott is an economic consultant who has authored academic papers on economic growth and development and made presentations on the subject to the governments of Russia, Jordan, and Qatar. A visiting scholar at the Anderson School at UCLA, Talbott is also a former vice president in the investment banking division of Goldman, Sachs, and Company.

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