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The Trillion Dollar Meltdown: Easy Money, High Rollers, and the Great Credit Crash

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2008

    WOW

    This book is a fantastic play by play of what happened in the credit markets. The only complaint on my part is that it does not go in to detail on how it can be solved or how the economic system will respond.<BR/><BR/>Good book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2008

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    The truth about the current financial mess

    Traces the history of financial deregulation from Reagan to George W., and the repeated financial disasters which have resulted, beginning with the 1987 stock market crash (this one actually the result of failure to regulate) and the 1988 Savings and Loan collapse. And continuing through the early '90s junk bond bailout, the '94 CMO debacle, LTCM in '98, the stock market crash in 2000, to the current mess.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2008

    Over the hills and through the valleys...

    Morris does a fabulous job taking the reader over the hills and through the valleys of the buildup to the meltdown.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Very timely breakdown of the credit crisis.

    Although it was apparently some time in preparation, this book couldn't be more timely. The credit crisis (which extends well beyond the infamous subprime mortgage crisis) is explained in some detail. Some readers might be put off by the financial terminology, but for those who are willing to learn a few (well-explained) terms, this book tells you exactly how & why banks fell into the crisis and how poorly-rate debt such as subprime mortgages was transformed into - or disguised as - high-quality investment grade debt. Well-recommended for those trying to decipher the current financial news.

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  • Posted May 1, 2009

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    discouraging future

    i agree with the previous reviewers that there are no solutions offered here. there won't be. ths book was written with the view of the doctor that diagnoses a cancer patient. it's not a solution, only a conclusion.so it is a good review of our economic train wreck. as the current administration is acting as if they have a geni in a bottle and do not know what to do, consider this book fair warning that the u.s.a is b-r-o-k-e.

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  • Posted April 13, 2009

    Meltdown Blues...

    "We are accustomed to thinking of bubbles and crashes in terms of specific markets--like junk bonds, commercial real estate, and tech stocks," says Charles R. Morris, author of "The Trillion Dollar Meltdown: Easy Money, High Rollers, and the Great Credit Crash." "Overpriced assets are like poison mushrooms. You eat them, you get sick, you learn to avoid them."

    "A credit bubble is different," he notes. "Credit is the air that financial markets breathe, and when the air is poisoned, there's no place to hide." The credit crash he leads us through is a worldwide phenomenon, although Wall Street is obviously an acceptable starting point.

    If "The Trillion Meltdown" isn't exactly book club fare, it is perfectly clear, free of economic jargon and pretense, and straight to the point (169 narrative pages). Morris is a lawyer, a former banker, and the writer of such notable books as "The Coming Global Boom" and "The Tycoons" (a Barrons' best book of 2005). His latest effort deserves an attentive read by those who wonder why they're poorer now than a year ago.

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