- If the United States had become a nation of reckless consumers rather than investors, why did productivity soar in the years leading up to the meltdown?
- If predatory bankers took advantage of home owners, why did down payments decline, thereby shifting risk from home owners to lenders?
- If the risks were easy to spot, why did top political and financial advisers encourage lenders to make unsound investments?
- If new regulations encourage banks to hold enough capital to fund withdrawals and not just loan losses, how will the economy underwrite the risks necessary to reach full employment?
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A former managing director of Bain Capital, LLC presents a counterintuitive assessment of the financial crisis to identify what he believes were its actual causes, outlining recommended changes for strengthening the nation's economy. 15,000 first printing.
Presents a counterintuitive assessment of the financial crisis to identify what the author believes were its actual causes, outlining recommended changes for strengthening the nation's economy.
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