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The wall street takeover and the next financial meltdown by simon johnson and james kwak. Weve gathered a list of books we know have excellent audio versions, some read by the authors themselves. Aug, 2017 this book reveals clearly who calls the shots in the eurozonethe hardliners, not the remnants and political residue of what was once european social democracy, follows the negotiations in their excruciating detail as the troika tightens the screws from 2009 to the present, shows how europes financial elite enriches itself on greek. Ode to a banker ode to a banker audiobook, by lindsey davis. Apr, 2010 in the excerpt below, johnson, who spoke about his book at zocalo, and kwak recount the events of one crucial white house meeting and explain why governments need bankers and why the u. I want to hear simon johnsons take on these powerful bankers and their grip on our economy, but the narration has an odd cadence. American politics now feeds on money, and wall street is where. Internet archive contributor internet archive language english. I have over 3 dozen audio books from audible and this is the first time ive decided to buy the book and just read it. The wall street takeover and the next financial meltdown by simon johnson online at alibris. So get out your earbuds or headphones, or just blast a book through your speakers. The authors discuss the us financial industrys development from independence to the present. Anchored by six megabanks, which together control assets amounting to more than 60 percent of the. Mar 28, 2011 bankers is a remarkable book, placing the financial crisis in the context of history.
Lindsey davis is the internationally bestselling author who makes rome live washington post book world. Simon johnson provides historical context for the 2008 financial crisis and proposes a radical solutionthe megabanks deemed too big to fail must be made smaller. A usa today bestseller immersive, satisfying, tenseand timely. It makes me feel like im missing something and did not get the secret decoder ring. From jefferson and jackson to south korea and russia, the book traverses time and space in documenting. In bankers, prominent economist simon johnson and james kwak give a wideranging, meticulous, and bracing account of recent u. The authors offer up sensible solutions with the warning that if changes arent made, we will experience the same crisis again. On an early morning in november, a couple boards a private plane bound for geneva, flying into a storm.208 521 35 1221 641 1119 475 171 589 1599 1002 1603 362 271 1584 143 362 1210 871 1029 1263 111 1448 542 1500 558 725 349 1260 1003 692 956 308 581 51 91 121 1025 1393 263 662 13 224