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On the Brink: Inside the Race to Stop the Collapse of the Global Financial System

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Excellent Book

This book was a well written account of the behind the scene decisions that helped save this country from another great depression. Whether you believe in all of the decisions made by Paulson, Bernanke, and Geitner it is hard to not appreciate the effort and reason that...
This book was a well written account of the behind the scene decisions that helped save this country from another great depression. Whether you believe in all of the decisions made by Paulson, Bernanke, and Geitner it is hard to not appreciate the effort and reason that led to the decisions that were made.
This book can be hard to understand for those not familiar with the nuts and bolts of financial products. For that reason, it is easy for a person to judge the decisions made based on what the media or politicians have told us.
Hank Paulson is a truly great american who stepped up to the plate not for financial gain or power but because he knew that with his experience and financial expertise, the country needed him.
None of like the debt that the country and government is currently in but the result was not based on the decisions Bernanke and Paulson made but those that were made by the beurocrats in Washington.

posted by Mattoc24 on February 26, 2010

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3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Hiding in Plain Site

Sorry. Mr. Paulson doesn't quite pull it off. And, as much as he would like to illuminate, he simply comes off as trying to distance himself from the high finance bad boys who brought us to this sorry economic state. One of my philosophy professors many years ago descri...
Sorry. Mr. Paulson doesn't quite pull it off. And, as much as he would like to illuminate, he simply comes off as trying to distance himself from the high finance bad boys who brought us to this sorry economic state. One of my philosophy professors many years ago described capitalism as "regulated greed." It was not a judgement on capitalism as much as simple message that greed, while a motivating force at the base of our economic system, requires a watchful eye. Out of control greed will always lead to distaster. That's a simple lesson our well-educated, well-heeled author simply fails to state. The reader needs to be reminded that he was all for as little regulation as possible when it served his purposes. I would recommend Mr. Paulson sign up for a remedial course in ethics. Oh, and a course in writing would help, too.

posted by babyman on March 13, 2010

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    He's a crook, a thief. Buying his book is like thanking him for stealing your money and handing it out to all his friends.

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    Posted February 19, 2010

    annoying

    pretty much i hate this book because every copy in our store has printing issues. i suggest waiting til a new printing happens before you buy it.

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