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Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780553447231
Author(s): Rana Foroohar
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2016
Publisher: Crown Business
Dimensions: 160 x 236 x 38 (w x l x h)
Pages: 400

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Eight years on from the biggest market meltdown since the Great Depression, the key lessons of the crisis of 2008 still remain unlearned and our financial system is just as vulnerable as ever. Many of us know that our government failed to fix the banking system after the subprime mortgage crisis. But what few of us realize is how the misguided financial practices and philosophies that nearly toppled the global financial system have come to infiltrate ALL American businesses, putting us on a collision course for another cataclysmic meltdown. Drawing on in-depth reporting and exclusive interviews at the highest rungs of Wall Street and Washington, Time assistant managing editor and economic columnist Rana Foroohar shows how the financialization of America - the trend by which finance and its way of thinking have come to reign supreme - is perpetuating Wall Street's reign over Main Street, widening the gap between rich and poor, and threatening the future of the American Dream. Policy makers get caught up in the details of regulating Too Big To Fail banks, but the problems in our market system go much broader and deeper than that. Consider that: . Thanks to 40 years of policy changes and bad decisions, only about 15 % of all the money in our market system actually ends up in the real economy the rest stays within the closed loop of finance itself. . The financial sector takes a quarter of all corporat Please click here to ask a question
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