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Bull by the horns : fighting to save Main Street from Wall Street and Wall Street from itself / Sheila Bair.

Authors: Bair, Sheila.
Call number: 330.973 BAI
Publisher: New York, NY : Free Press, 2012.
Publication date: 2012.
Subject: Financial crises -- United States.
Subprime mortgage loans -- United States.
Stock exchanges -- United States.
United States -- Economic conditions -- 2009-
Title: Bull by the horns : fighting to save Main Street from Wall Street and Wall Street from itself / Sheila Bair.
Edition: 1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Physical description: viii, 415, [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents note: The Golden Age of banking -- Turning the titanic -- The fight over Basel II -- The skunk at the garden party -- Subprime is "contained" -- Stepping over a dollar to pick up a nickel : helping home owners, round one -- The audacity of that woman -- The Wachovia blindside -- Bailing out the boneheads -- Doubling down on Citi : bailout number two -- Helping home owners, round two -- Obama's election : the more thing change-- -- Helping home owners, round three -- The $100 billion club -- The care and feeding of Citigroup : bailout number three -- Finally saying no -- Never again -- It's all about the compensation -- The Senate's Orwellian debate -- Dodd-Frank implementation : the final stretch (or so I thought) -- Robo-signing erupts -- The return to Basel -- Too small to save -- Squinting in the public spotlight -- Farewell to the FDIC -- How Main Street can tame Wall Street -- It could have been different.
Summary note: The former FDIC Chairwoman, and one of the first people to acknowledge the full risk of subprime loans, offers a unique perspective on the greatest crisis the U.S. has faced since the Great Depression.
Biography note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 367-388) and index.
ISBN: 9781451672480 :
1451672489
Url for this record: http://sherloc.imcpl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|1397969
Bib No.: 1397969

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