Financial Fiasco: How America's Infatuation with Home Ownership and Easy Money Created the Economic Crisis

Financial Fiasco: How America's Infatuation with Home Ownership and Easy Money Created the Economic Crisis

by Johan Norberg
ISBN-10:
1935308130
ISBN-13:
2901935308132
Pub. Date:
10/25/2009
Publisher:
Cato Institute
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Financial Fiasco: How America's Infatuation with Home Ownership and Easy Money Created the Economic Crisis

Financial Fiasco digs deep into the foundation of the economic meltdown, revealing how it was the product of conscious actions by decision makers in companies, government agencies, political institutions, and consumers. An easily accessible work written for general readers, Financial Fiasco tells the compelling story of how rate cutting by the Federal Reserve inflated the real estate market and fueled increased risk-taking in the financial markets; how new government policies to promote home ownership blasted air into the credit bubble; how new financial instruments, credit-rating requirements, and accounting rules intended to prevent cheating backfired; and much more. Financial Fiasco guides readers through a world of irresponsible behavior, warns that many of the solutions being implemented are repeating the mistakes that caused the crisis, and offers guidance on how to move forward.

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ISBN-13: 2901935308132
Publisher: Cato Institute
Publication date: 10/25/2009
Edition description: NE
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

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