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Bull by the Horns

Fighting to Save Main Street From Wall Street and Wall Street From Itself
Bair, Sheila (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Bull by the Horns


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The former FDIC Chairwoman, and one of the first people to acknowledge the full risk of subprime loans, offers a unique perspective on the greatest crisis the U.S. has faced since the Great Depression.
Authors: Bair, Sheila
Statement of Responsibility: Sheila Bair
Title: Bull by the horns
fighting to save Main Street from Wall Street and Wall Street from itself
Publisher: New York :, Free Press,, 2012
Edition: 1st Free Press hardcover ed
Characteristics: viii, 415 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.
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  • delfon rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

As head of the US Federal Insurance Deposit Insurance Corporation the author saw first hand the moral depravity and laxity of those in regulatory authority, and witnessed the results of the sustained effort to desparage and demoralize dedicated civil servancts mandated to protect the consumer. Even at the worst, at least one bank CEO was more concerned about his 'bonus' than the health of the whole ecomony. She calls on main street to harness wall street -- unfortunatly, she kind of forgets its the US Congress which has seemingly turned rogue and forgotton any, but their own interests.

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