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Bull by the Horns - Fighting to Save Main Street from Wall Street and Wall Street from Itself-logo

Bull by the Horns - Fighting to Save Main Street from Wall Street and Wall Street from Itself

Sheila Bair

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Sheila Bair is widely acknowledged in government circles and the media as one of the first people to identify and accurately assess the subprime crisis. Appointed by George W. Bush as the chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in 2006, she witnessed the origins of the financial crisis and in 2008 became-along with Hank Paulson, Ben Bernanke, and Timothy Geithner-one of the key players invested in repairing the damage to our economy. Bull by the Horns is her remarkable and refreshingly honest account of that contentious time and the struggle for reform that followed and continues to this day. A level-headed, pragmatic figure with a clear focus on serving the public good, Bair was often one of the few women in the room during heated discussions about the economy. Despite her years of experience and her determination to rein in the private banks and Wall Street, she frequently found herself at odds with Geithner. She is withering in her assessment of some of Wall Street's finest, and her narrative of Citibank's attempted takeover of Wachovia is a stinging indictment of how regulators and the banks worked against the public interest at times to serve their own needs. Bair is steadfast in her belief that the American public needs to fully understand the crisis in order to bring it to an end. Critical of the bank bailouts and the Can. $29.99 lax regulation that led to the economic crash, she provides a sober analysis as well as a practical plan for how we should move forward. She helps clear away the myths and half truths about how we ran our economic engine into the ditch and tells us how we can help get our financial and regulatory systems back on track.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Joyce Bean

Length:

16h 49m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

24:29


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

28:59


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:49


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

41:10


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

23:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

28:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

38:04


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

26:29


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

40:06


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

33:20


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

39:38


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

24:59


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

24:30


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:34


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

17:13


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

27:01


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

28:48


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

17:01


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

54:35


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

32:58


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

47:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

35:50


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

42:15


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

46:17


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

35:05


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

32:37


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

40:50


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

28:05


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

42:00


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

48:45


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

15:02


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

12:37