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Global Financial Warriors: The Untold Story of International Finance in the Post-9/11 Worldby John B. Taylor
Sworn in as head of the U.S. Treasury Department’s international finance division just three months prior to 9/11, John B. Taylor soon found himself at the center of the war on terror. Global Financial Warriors takes you
“A valuable insider’s account of financial diplomacy in the Bush administration.”Jeffrey E. Garten, Washington Post
Sworn in as head of the U.S. Treasury Department’s international finance division just three months prior to 9/11, John B. Taylor soon found himself at the center of the war on terror. Global Financial Warriors takes you inside the White House Situation Room, to the meetings of the G7 finance ministers, and to cities worldwide as Taylor assembles a coalition to freeze terrorist assets, plans the financial reconstruction in Afghanistan, oversees the development of a new currency in Iraq, and deals with the spread of financial crises. From reforming the IMF and the World Bank to negotiating international agreements to reduce Iraq’s debt by 80 percent and cancel the debt of very poor countries, Taylor’s unparalleled access offers the reader an insider’s account of a pivotal time in international finance.
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Meet the Author
John B. Taylor is the Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University and the George Shultz Senior Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution. He was Treasury Under Secretary for International Affairs from 2001 to 2005.
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As one of the foremost economists active in 2013 Dr. Taylor's academic authorship and research credentials outshine those of former Enron Advisor Paul Krugman and other "celebrity" economists. His more popular publications including GLOBAL FINANCIAL WARRIORS are at least as impressive. In GFW, Taylor documents what the US is capable of accomplishing when real leaders occupy critical offices in the Federal government. As Associate Secretary for International Affairs at the Treasury, Mr. Taylor pursued an aggressive strategy to attack the funding of terrorists and eliminate the soverieng debt of the world's poorest nations. Both priorities came directly from President George W. Bush and both were completed on-time and under-budget. How Dr. Taylor accomplished these monumental tasks makes for fascinating reading.