Meltdown: A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse

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We can probably expect an avalanche of books in the coming months that purport to tell us what happened to the economy and what we should do about it. They'll be dead wrong, and most of the advice they provide will be dreadful. You can count on that.
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Overview

We can probably expect an avalanche of books in the coming months that purport to tell us what happened to the economy and what we should do about it. They'll be dead wrong, and most of the advice they provide will be dreadful. You can count on that.
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Here, Woods (www.thomasewoods.com) offers a decidedly free-market, conservative approach to the worldwide financial collapse of 2008–09. He explains his take on what led up to the current economic crisis, who's really to blame (namely, the Federal Reserve System), and why government bailouts won't work. Woods's views will appeal to listeners concerned about how the financial crisis impacts them as well as to business leaders and investors wishing to be more enlightened about the crisis. Two-time Audie Award nominee Alan Sklar's (see Behind the Mike, LJ3/1/09) solid, steady reading helps sustain interest. [Audio clip available through www.tantor.com; the Regnery hc, published in February, spent ten weeks on the New York Times best sellers list.—Ed.]—Dale Farris, Groves, TX


—Dale Farris
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400142095
  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/16/2009
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Library - Unabridged CD, 5 CDs
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 6.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

ALAN SKLAR has narrated over 75 audiobooks and earned numerous awards for his work. He has also provided the voice for thousands of corporate and medical videos, as well as many radio and TV commercials. He lives with his wife in New York.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Ron Paul Paul, Ron

Ch. 1 The Elephant in the Living Room 1

Ch. 2 How Government Created the Housing Bubble 11

Ch. 3 The Great Wall Street Bailout 37

Ch. 4 How Government Causes the Boom-Bust Business Cycle 63

Ch. 5 Great Myths About the Great Depression 87

Ch. 6 Money 109

Ch. 7 What Now? 141

Acknowledgments 159

App Further Reading 161

Notes 165

Index 183

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