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Meltdown: How Greed and Corruption Shattered Our Financial System and How We Can Recover

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America’s economy is in meltdown. Banks have failed, foreclosures are sweeping the housing market, and stocks have suffered their worst losses since the Great Depression. Faced with a complex and spiraling crisis, the government has poured billions of taxpayer cash into a bailout with no end in sight.At every step of the way, The Nation, America’s oldest weekly magazine, h ...more
Paperback, 1st Edition, 336 pages
Published January 9th 2009 by Nation Books
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Ben Krutko
Apr 06, 2012 Ben Krutko rated it really liked it
This was alright. It stated it's points well, made rational and reasonable arguments. Some of the articles were quite superb, bringing information and emotional depth to otherwise staid economic issues. But the book flounders in its back half. There's a lot of sound, and very little fury. It repeats the same article several times, with basically no new additions. It's ending section seems rushed off and dispassionate.

In general, a sufficient summary of the financial crisis up to the inauguratio
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Mesmerizing collection of articles from The Nation from the '90s up to December 1, 2008. Enraged and disgusted at abandonment of regulation by both parties, plus the allowance of predatory lending, etc. Have serious reservations about Geithner at Treasury.
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Dutch-American liberal Journalist and co-owner of the leftwing magazine "The Nation"

Vandenheuvel is married to the Soviet Union expert Stephen Cohen.

She received an Planned Parenthood reward for an article on feminism in the Soviet Union and was an editor of a Russian based feminist magazine.

Vandenheuvel is also an blogger on the Huffington Post.
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