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The Bullies of Wall St : this is how greed messed up our economy

 Format: Print  Author/s: Bair, Sheila  Call Number: HC106.83 .B35 2015  Publisher: Simon & Schuster BFYR  Place of Publication: New York  Date of Publication: 2015  ISBN: 9781481400855  Pages: 256  Language: English  Dimension: 22 cm  Tags: Financial crises -- United States -- History -- 21st century -- Juvenile literatureGlobal Financial Crisis 2008-2009 -- Social aspects -- Juvenile literaturUnited States -- Economic conditions -- 2001-2009 -- Juvenile literatureWorking class -- United States -- Economic conditions -- Juvenile literature |
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Can knowing how a financial crisis happened keep it from happening again? Sheila Bair, the former chairman of the FDIC, explains how the Great Recession impacted families on a personal level in this easy-to-understand book “that puts a human face on the economic crisis” (School Library Journal).

In 2008, America went through a terrible financial crisis, and we are still suffering the consequences. Families lost their homes and struggled to pay for food and medicine. Businesses didn’t have money to buy equipment or hire and pay workers. Millions of people lost their jobs and their life savings. More than 100,000 businesses went bankrupt.

As the former head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Sheila Bair worked to protect families during the crisis and keep their bank deposits safe. In The Bullies of Wall Street, she describes the many ways in which a broken system led families into financial trouble, and also explains the decisions being made at the time by the most powerful people in the country—from CEOs of multinational banks, to heads of government regulatory committees—that led to the recession.
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