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Makers and Takers - The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business

Rana Foroohar

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Is Wall Street bad for Main Street America? In looking at the forces that brought our current administration to power one thing is clear: much of the population believes that our economic system is rigged to enrich the privileged elites at the expense of hard-working Americans. This is a belief held equally on both sides of political spectrum, and it seems only to be gaining momentum. A key reason, says Financial Times columnist Rana Foroohar, is the fact that Wall Street is no longer supporting Main Street businesses that create the jobs for the middle and working class. She draws on in-depth reporting and interviews at the highest rungs of business and government to show how the "financialization of America"-the phenomenon by which finance and its way of thinking have come to dominate every corner of business-is threatening the American Dream. Now updated with new material explaining how our corrupted financial sys­tem propelled Donald Trump to power, Makers and Takers explores the confluence of forces that has led American businesses to favor balance-sheet engineering over the actual kind, greed over growth, and short-term profits over putting people to work. From the cozy relationship between Wall Street and Washington, to a tax code designed to benefit wealthy individuals and corporations, to forty years of bad policy decisions, she shows why so many Americans have lost trust in the sys­tem, and why it matters urgently to us all. Through colorful stories of both "Takers," those stifling job creation while lining their own pockets, and "Makers," businesses serving the real economy, Foroohar shows how we can reverse these trends for a better path forward.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Rachel Fulginiti

Length:

13h 27m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:59


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:06


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:47


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:52


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:30


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:18


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:37


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:56


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:25


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:15


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:24


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:22


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:37


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:41


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:43


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:53


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:57


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:40


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:44


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:02


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:27


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:36


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:31


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:35


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:39


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:12


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:32


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:54


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:11


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:33


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:35


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:06


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:21


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:17


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:44


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:27


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

09:28


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:54


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:11


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:16


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:55


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:44


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:01


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:35


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:55


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:43


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:17


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

09:22


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

09:31


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:17


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:59


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:02


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

09:14


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:26


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:41


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:32


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

09:28


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:56


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

09:17


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:26


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:41


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:25


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:42


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:33


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

09:06


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:15


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

09:25


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

09:08


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

09:07


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:19


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:35


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:45


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

09:37


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

09:51


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:04


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

09:26


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

09:57


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:37


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:58


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:35


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

09:24


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

08:54


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

09:04


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

09:07


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

08:26


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:55


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

08:46


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:58


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

09:50


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:09


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

08:51


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

08:56


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:11


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:49


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

08:08


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

09:31


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:47


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:52


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:34


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

00:35