Timothy Griffin's Reviews > On the Brink: Inside the Race to Stop the Collapse of the Global Financial System

On the Brink by Henry M. Paulson Jr.
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Oct 14, 2011

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This book is exactly what it promises, a look inside the efforts of Hank Paulson and his colleagues to deal with the economic problems that began in late 2007. It is well-edited and reasonably well-written, but one may find one's eyes glazing over at the thick mix of acronyms and economics terms necessarily employed. While it is an interesting read, overall, this book is just depressing in the end. The fact that private entities could take the world economy so close to collapse without the knowledge of the public or of governments is scary enough, but the ad hoc, seat-of-the-pants manner in which government officials had to deal with the problem is terrifying.

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