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The great American stickup [electronic resource] : how Reagan republicans and Clinton democrats enriched Wall Street while mugging Main Street / Robert Scheer ; with Christopher Scheer and Joshua Scheer.

Scheer, Robert. (Author). Scheer, Christopher. (Added Author). Scheer, Joshua. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781568586212 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1568586213 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (viii, 292 p.)
  • Publisher: New York : Nation Books, c2010.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: It was the economy, stupid -- The high priestess of the Reagan revolution -- The Clinton bubble -- The valiant stand of Brooksley born -- They have no shame -- Robert Rubin rakes it in at Citigroup -- Poverty pimps -- Goldman cleans up -- Sucking up to the bankers : crisis handoff from Bush to Obama.
Summary, etc.: Robert Scheer, who has been covering power and corruption for two decades as a reporter and columnist for the "Los Angeles Times" and as a founder of "Truthdig", argues that there is nothing murky or even surprising about the banking meltdown of 2008. He shows that this fiasco could have been anticipated and that there are culprits responsible that should be named and who continue to wield enormous power over our lives.
Source of Description Note: Description based on print version record.
Subject: Banks and banking > Corrupt practices > United States.
Financial crises > United States.
Genre: Electronic books.

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