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Predator Nation demolishes the view that the global financial crisis was merely some sort of freak accident. Charles Ferguson makes a convincing case that the world’s banking system was brought to the brink of complete collapse in 2008–09 by a virulent combination of unchecked greed and criminal behavior.
This is an epic crime story with an apparently clean getaway, courtesy of the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations. Both presidents proved unwilling to hold anyone to account—or even to launch meaningful investigations.
Leading bankers walked away with billions of dollars in unjustified compensation. The costs imposed on the rest of us can be measured in the trillions of dollars.
Predator Nation provides a roadmap for prosecution, systematically covering the banks involved, the names of culpable executives, the obvious crimes, the precise laws broken, and the evidence hiding in plain sight. No doubt it will be widely ignored by our legal officials.
Ferguson’s points are also intensely political. Reckless behavior by bankers can be traced back to the bipartisan consensus around deregulating finance in recent decades. This result is a socially destructive industry with immense political power—and capable of defeating all attempts at meaningful reform. The continued predominance of rogue finance is greatly facilitated by its effective corruption of American academia and many so-called “independent experts” (documented in Charles Ferguson’s Oscar-winning movie, Inside Job.)
Big banks hold American politics in a death grip. To understand this—and to start to think about how to break this grip—read Predator Nation and give a copy to everyone you know.
Connects the dots in an account of the financial disaster that almost led us into a Great DepressionPublished 13 days ago by Walter Klockenbrink
Great follow up to Mr. Ferguson's Academy Award winning documentary 'Inside Job'. We truly have become a predator nation through the revolving door between government, the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Teelow
Mr Ferguson should get a medal for the work and insights in this book. It's a sobering look at what's gone wrong in American politics, business and academics. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Russell T. Stauffer
Fast delivery. In perfect condition. I worked for Charles Ferguson and all his stuff is EXCELLENT! Very informative.Published 5 months ago by Michele Peck
This book really pissed me off, how are these bankers any different from terrorists. They all wantonly reeked havoc on our great country. Read morePublished 7 months ago by 6697
This is an excellent look at the financial crisis. Even if you don't care about outright thievery at the expense of everyone else, read the last 1/3 of the book. Read morePublished 8 months ago by K. McCaskey
Thank you, Charles Ferguson. The U.S. needs a lot more super bright, super ethical, super fearless, uber wealthy individuals like you to expose things like you've so honorably and... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Chaz Sko
good book on the preditors in finance,including wallstreet congressPublished 10 months ago by Lonnie W. Morris Jr.