Charles Ferguson, who electrified the world with his Academy Award-winning documentary, Inside Job, now reveals how rogues with influence have taken over the country and are driving it to financial and social ruin.
In Predator Nation, Ferguson exposes the networks of academic, government, and congressional influencein all recent administrations, including Obama'sthat prepared the path to conquest. He reveals how once-revered figures like Alan Greenspan and Larry Summers have become mere courtiers to the elite. And based on many newly released court filings, he details the extent of the crimesthere is no other wordcommitted in the frenzied chase for storied wealth that marked the 2000s. And, finally, he lays out a brief plan of action for how we might take it back.
|Publisher:||Crown Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.10(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Charles H. Ferguson wrote and directed the 2010 Academy Award-winning documentary Inside Job. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley and holds a Ph.D. in political science from MIT. A visiting scholar and lecturer at MIT and Berkeley, he has also been a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He has written four books, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a director of the French-American Foundation.
Table of Contents
chapter 1 Where We Are Now 1
chapter 2 Opening Pandora's Box: The Era of Deregulation, 1980-2000 24
chapter 3 The Bubble, Part One: Borrowing and Lending in the 2000s 53
chapter 4 Wall Street Makes a Bubble and Gives It to the World 79
chapter 5 All Fall Down: Warnings, Predators, Crises, Responses 120
chapter 6 Crime and Punishment: Banking and the Bubble as Criminal Enterprises 159
chapter 7 Agents of Pain: Unregulated Finance as a Subtractive Industry 208
chapter 8 The Ivory Tower 240
chapter 9 America as a Rigged Game 275
chapter 10 What Should Be Done? 325