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Wall Street & the Financial Crisis - Anatomy of a Financial Collapse [Kindle Edition]

Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations - US Senate
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Concluding a two-year bipartisan investigation, Senator Carl Levin, D-Mich., and Senator Tom Coburn M.D., R-Okla., Chairman and Ranking Republican on the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, released a 635-page final report on their inquiry into key causes of the financial crisis. The report catalogs conflicts of interest, heedless risk-taking and failures of federal oversight that helped push the country into the deepest recession since the Great Depression. The Levin-Coburn report expands on evidence gathered at four Subcommittee hearings in April 2010, examining four aspects of the crisis through detailed case studies: high-risk mortgage lending, using the case of Washington Mutual Bank, a $300 billion thrift that became the largest bank failure in U.S. history; regulatory inaction, focusing on the Office of Thrift Supervision’s failed oversight of Washington Mutual; inflated credit ratings that misled investors, examining the actions of the nation’s two largest credit rating agencies, Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s; and the role played by investment banks, focusing primarily on Goldman Sachs, creating and selling structured finance products that foisted billions of dollars of losses on investors, while the bank itself profited from betting against the mortgage market.


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  • File Size: 3984 KB
  • Print Length: 666 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004ZMVX14
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful this is so easily available August 18, 2011
By Laura
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The reasons for the financial collapse are many and complicated. This bi-partisan report delves into a number of them and is great reading for anyone who truly wants to attempt to understand the causes. It's lengthy but quite nice that readers can highlight their favorite parts and other kindle readers can see those passages. I appreciate that this and other government documents are so easily available today.
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5.0 out of 5 stars wall street & the financial crisis May 7, 2012
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an easy read outlining the causes and affects of the sub prime melt down; a followup by the senate sub committee identifying the lingering worldwide effects would document the real damage to economies and related social unrest.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read October 27, 2012
By rdr80
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If you want to know the truth about the causes of the mortgage meltdown this is required reading. From a bipartisan Senate committee, it exposes the disgusting facts of the sordid tale.
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5.0 out of 5 stars For once - a Government report worth reading April 6, 2014
By CtotheO
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This is actually a fantastic documentation of the events that created the largest financial crisis in American History. Few people truly understand the events that culminated in the fall of 2008, and this document provides an in-depth look at how the hallways of the Government saw the unfolding crisis.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A decent report on the 2008 financial crisis December 19, 2013
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The is a federal report regarding the 2008 financial crisis and what lead up to it. Although it's rather long winded, I still found it rather interesting.
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Great book. Easy to read and follow. Book provided a new and interesting view.
Would recommend to others.
Good addition to my kindle library
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