You, Me & The US Economy: A Plainspoken Story of Financial Crisis

You, Me & The US Economy: A Plainspoken Story of Financial Crisis

by Stacy Carlson
     
 
This groundbreaking title is an insider's account of the 2008 financial crisis written specifically for Main Street.

Stacy Carlson, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson's speechwriter, takes you inside the Treasury Department and explains the events and issues in a wry, personal narrative. You want to understand what brought us to the brink of collapse? After

Overview

This groundbreaking title is an insider's account of the 2008 financial crisis written specifically for Main Street.

Stacy Carlson, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson's speechwriter, takes you inside the Treasury Department and explains the events and issues in a wry, personal narrative. You want to understand what brought us to the brink of collapse? After reading You, Me & the U.S. Economy, you will.

With clarity and humor, Stacy explains the multiple causes of our financial, housing and economic troubles and the multiple attempts to solve them. She isn't a financial wizard and writes so other non-wizards can understand, too. Wrapped within is her story of faith and persistence in a new, mid-life career and as a silent witness to tremendous turmoil, You, Me & the U.S. Economy tells Main Street what really happened and why. Finally.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Stacy Carlson was Speechwriter to Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson from May 2007 until January 2009. She was the Secretary's silent scribe for all Treasury issues, from taxes to housing to China to the 2008 financial crisis. Despite a long, successful career in business, banking and government, Stacy always wanted to be a writer. In 2006, she said a prayer and decided it was time to be what she wanted. With good luck and a few strong writing samples, she landed the job at the Treasury.

Prior to that, Stacy had been a lender, manager and executive at three national commercial banks, and a senior public policy advisor at a major law firm. She was also Director of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's Washington, D.C. office, Western Region Political Director on the 2000 Bush for President campaign, and Staff Director of the Committee on House Administration at the U.S. House of Representatives.
Stacy earned an MBA from Stanford University and a B.A. in economics from Cal State Bakersfield. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia. This is her first book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013525658
Publisher:
RosettaBooks
Publication date:
09/20/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
232
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Stacy Carlson was Speechwriter to Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson from May 2007 until January 2009. She was the Secretary's silent scribe for all Treasury issues, from taxes to housing to China to the 2008 financial crisis. Despite a long, successful career in business, banking and government, Stacy always wanted to be a writer. In 2006, she said a prayer and decided it was time to be what she wanted. With good luck and a few strong writing samples, she landed the job at the Treasury.

Prior to that, Stacy had been a lender, manager and executive at three national commercial banks, and a senior public policy advisor at a major law firm. She was also Director of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's Washington, D.C. office, Western Region Political Director on the 2000 Bush for President campaign, and Staff Director of the Committee on House Administration at the U.S. House of Representatives.
Stacy earned an MBA from Stanford University and a B.A. in economics from Cal State Bakersfield. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia. This is her first book.

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