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Bailout: An Inside Account of How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street by [Barofsky, Neil]
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"Witty and entertaining...you've gotta get this. It's unbelievable." (Jon Stewart The Daily Show)

"[Neil Barofsky is] a born writer…. Bailout is a kind of Alice in Wonderland tale of an ordinary, sane person disappearing down into a realm of hallucinatory dysfunction, with Tim Geithner playing the role of the Mad Hatter and Barofsky the increasingly frustrated Alice who realizes he's stuck at the stupidest tea party he ever was at… wry… morbidly funny… one of the best." (Matt Taibbi Rolling Stone)

Bailout is a jaw-dropping play-by-play of how the Treasury Department bungled the financial bailouts… With a prosecutor's logic and copious footnotes, Barofsky makes it clear things are rarely what they seem in Washington.” (USA Today)

“[Bailout] is an interesting behind-the-scenes account of how Washington tried to save the economy… [and] an enjoyable tale of how a prosecutor of Colombian drug gangs got drafted for the thankless task of policing a $700 billion bailout from a dank basement office of the Treasury.” (Fortune)

“[An] everyman account of the pervasive cynicism and insider-dealing of the D.C. establishment.” (The American Spectator)

“[One] of our favorite business books so far this year…The former special inspector general policing the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program lifts the lid on the U.S. Treasury and settles scores… [an] illuminating memoir.” (Bloomberg Businessweek)

“A damning indictment of the Obama administration's execution of the TARP program.” (Washington Examiner)

“A quick, intense, read.” (Business Insider)

“[Barofsky] set out to account for the TARP spending in a transparent, nonpartisan manner. However, as he demonstrates in his energetically written first-person account, he and his staff met resistance every time they tried to share the truth with Congress, the White House and the American public… a courageous, insightful book that offers no cause for optimism.” (Kirkus (starred review))

“Blistering in its assessment of the Treasury Department's handling of the bailouts.” (Huffington Post)

“In his scathing new book, Barofsky says taxpayers got shafted while the rich got richer… a true expose…. Taxpayers who feel helpless in the midst of the extended economic recession are likely to feel energized to metaphorically blow up the system after reading Barofsky’s account.” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

“[An] explosive account of the mishandling of the Troubled Asset Relief Program funds.” (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

“[Barofsky] unleashes a blistering attack on President Barack Obama’s Treasury Department and its management of government bailout programs.” (Politico)

“In Bailout, [Barofsky] gives a detailed account of just how far-reaching, and how much, the corruption spread.” (Publishers Weekly)

"Best book about the financial crisis yet" (Peter Osnos The Atlantic)

About the Author

NEIL BAROFSKY is currently a senior fellow at New York University School of Law. From December 2008 until March 2011, he served as the special inspector general in charge of oversight of the Troubled Asset Relief Program. Before that he was a federal prosecutor in the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. Bailout is his first book.

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  • File Size: 2843 KB
  • Print Length: 290 pages
  • Publisher: Free Press; Reprint edition (July 24, 2012)
  • Publication Date: July 24, 2012
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00818J57W
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