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Subprime Factor Paperback – October 1, 2008
"Keep Calm" by Mike Binder
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In the same way I enjoy exercise more if it is "disguised" as sport or play, I enjoyed learning about the housing bubble and banking crisis when the information was disguised as a novel. Like other reviewers said, the story was well developed and entertaining, the characters, both the good and bad were easy to relate to, and the book was informative and thought provoking.
This book isn't the be all, end all authority on the sub-prime crisis, but it's not intended to be. If you want an easily accessible, fun way to learn enough to speak intelligently on the topic or want to jump-start a more thorough investigation of the crisis or economics in general, this book is perfect. Within that context, I have no problem awarding 5 stars. The one negative is that after reading it, I'm thinking a bit more like a conspiracy theorist than I'm comfortable with...
Cheyne, thirty two years old is cagey. He is careful not to post his GPS location on his blog entry. His blog Economic Calamity ranked on Google top 10,000, his PhD dissertation and his mission to discredit the Federal Reserve has exposed him to a lot of repercussions. His failed attempt to defend that dissertation would be the least of them. After a narrow escape with friends Paul, Phil and Doug in the Sierra Nevadas Martin know he is being followed. Soon after checking into a Jekyll Island, Georgia hotel he knows he is in real trouble.
In Auburn, California, Doug Boyd hung up the phone. He was a tad perplexed. PPT? Martin was going to get dirt on Pearson, so what acronym was he fiddling with now? He called Phil, got a number and called Webb Sutton. PPT - Plunge Protection Team, the Present's Working Group on Financial Markets, led by the secretary of the Treasury. These are the guys, according to Sutton, who are responsible for putting the country into the mess our children's children will inherit.
Doug began to wish he hadn't asked.
From that beginning the reader continues checking Cheyne's blog, travels to California where FBI special agent Philip Shultz rapped on the door of a house where a suspected child pornographer was housed. Shultz owes $200,000 more on the house he has seen go into foreclosure than the latest $400,000 appraisal.Read more ›
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This book is a must read especially in our current economic crisis. Mr. Schlaman masterfully weaves truth and fiction together to paint an accurate picture of how we got into such... Read morePublished on June 27, 2009 by Jason Laurie
I found the author's writing style to be choppy, deductively inadaquate, as he flitted from one topic to the next in a seeming effort to put together a book after having perhaps... Read morePublished on January 4, 2009 by Dan Usiskinj
This book is very easy to read and understand. Its amazing that Mr. Schlaman is able to take a subject like subprime mortages, one of which can put even the most energetic minds... Read morePublished on November 10, 2008 by x1141