Too Big to Fail

Author: Andrew Ross Sorkin
Publisher:
ISBN: 1433297825
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Financial crises

Presents a moment-by-moment account of the recent financial collapse that documents state efforts to prevent an economic disaster, offering insight into the pivotal consequences of decisions made throughout the past decade.

Die Alchemisten

Author: Neil Irwin
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 9783843704168
Release Date: 2013-10-11
Genre: Business & Economics

Ihre Aufgabe ist sensibel, ihre Macht ist groß. Ein unbedachtes Wort kann weltweit Krisen auslösen und politische Erdbeben verursachen. Jedes Jahr im August treffen sich in Jackson Hole, Wyoming – fernab der Weltöffentlichkeit –, die vierzig wichtigsten Zentralbanker der Welt. Sie stehen in dauernden Interessenkonflikten zwischen nationalen Interessen und internationalem Druck. Neil Irwin erklärt spannend und anschaulich, was Zentralbanker tun und wie es zu massiven Fehlentscheidungen kommen kann. Er beschreibt, welche großen Auswirkungen kleine Unstimmigkeiten zwischen Jens Weidmann, Mario Draghi und Ben Bernanke haben können. Und er zeigt, wie die zukünftigen Herausforderungen, Allianzen und Strategien der Zentralbanker aussehen könnten.

The Crisis of Capitalist Democracy

Author: Richard A. Posner
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674055748
Release Date: 2010-03-31
Genre: Business & Economics

Judge Posner continues to react to the current economic crisis and reflect upon the impact on our views and reliance on capitalism. Posner helps non-technical readers understand business-cycle and financial economics, and financial and governmental institutions, practices, and transactions, while maintaining a neutrality impossible for persons professionally committed to one theory or another.

Resisting Corporate Corruption

Author: Stephen V. Arbogast
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119323747
Release Date: 2017-10-09
Genre: Business & Economics

Resisting Corporate Corruption teaches business ethics in a manner very different from the philosophical and legal frameworks that dominate graduate schools. The book offers twenty-eight case studies and nine essays that cover a full range of business practice, controls and ethics issues. The essays discuss the nature of sound financial controls, root causes of the Financial Crisis, and the evolving nature of whistleblower protections. The cases are framed to instruct students in early identification of ethics problems and how to work such issues within corporate organizations. They also provide would-be whistleblowers with instruction on the challenges they’d face, plus information on the legal protections, and outside supports available should they embark on that course. Some of the cases illustrate how ‘The Young are the Most Vulnerable,’ i.e. short service employees are most at risk of being sacrificed by an unethical firm. Other cases show the ethical dilemmas facing well-known CEOs and the alternatives they can employ to better combine ethical conduct and sound business strategy. Through these case studies, students should emerge with a practical toolkit that better enables them to follow their moral compass. Finally, the cases provide an in depth look at how a corporation becomes progressively corrupted (Enron), how the Financial Crisis was rooted in ethical decay at institutions as diverse as Countrywide, Goldman Sacks, Citigroup, Fannie Mae and Moody’s, and at the ethical challenges that persist in the post-Crisis, post-Dodd-Frank environment.

Des Bankers neue Kleider

Author: Martin Hellwig
Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag
ISBN: 9783862484836
Release Date: 2013-10-04
Genre: Business & Economics

In den letzten Jahren dominiert ein Thema die Schlagzeilen: die Finanzkrise und die maroden Banken. Und wer bezahlt, wenn mal wieder eine Bank aus dem Ruder läuft? Die Sparer und die Steuerzahler! Trotzdem schaffen es die Bankmanager immer wieder, sich strengeren Reglements zu entziehen, und tischen dafür die aberwitzigsten Argumente auf. Anat Admati und Martin Hellwig untersuchen diese "modernen Märchen" und kommen eindeutig zu dem Schluss, dass es keineswegs notwendig ist, die Vorzüge des Systems zu opfern, um die Banken gesünder und sicherer zu machen. Denn Finanzkonzerne sind oftmals so krisenanfällig, weil sie es sein wollen, um höhere Gewinne zu machen, und nicht, weil sie es müssen. Aus dem Schaden scheint niemand klug geworden zu sein. Damit die zu schwache Regulierung von Banken nicht zur nächsten Krise führt, setzen sich Admati und Hellwig für ambitionierte Reformen ein und schlagen eine Reihe von einfach umzusetzenden Schritten vor. Doch damit sich im Bankensektor etwas bewegt, ist eine kritische Gesellschaft erforderlich. Admati und Hellwig entzaubern das märchenhaft unverständliche Banker-Vokabular und entmystifizieren die Herren des Geldes.

The Power of Inaction

Author: Cornelia Woll
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801471148
Release Date: 2014-04-18
Genre: Business & Economics

Bank bailouts in the aftermath of the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the onset of the Great Recession brought into sharp relief the power that the global financial sector holds over national politics, and provoked widespread public outrage. In The Power of Inaction, Cornelia Woll details the varying relationships between financial institutions and national governments by comparing national bank rescue schemes in the United States and Europe. Woll starts with a broad overview of bank bailouts in more than twenty countries. Using extensive interviews conducted with bankers, lawmakers, and other key players, she then examines three pairs of countries where similar outcomes might be expected: the United States and United Kingdom, France and Germany, Ireland and Denmark. She finds, however, substantial variation within these pairs. In some cases the financial sector is intimately involved in the design of bailout packages; elsewhere it chooses to remain at arm’s length. Such differences are often ascribed to one of two conditions: either the state is strong and can impose terms, or the state is weak and corrupted by industry lobbying. Woll presents a third option, where the inaction of the financial sector critically shapes the design of bailout packages in favor of the industry. She demonstrates that financial institutions were most powerful in those settings where they could avoid a joint response and force national policymakers to deal with banks on a piecemeal basis. The power to remain collectively inactive, she argues, has had important consequences for bailout arrangements and ultimately affected how the public and private sectors have shared the cost burden of these massive policy decisions.

Crashed

Author: Adam Tooze
Publisher: Siedler Verlag
ISBN: 9783641192778
Release Date: 2018-09-10
Genre: Business & Economics

Zehn Jahre danach: Der Finanzcrash und seine dramatischen Folgen Als die US-Großbank Lehman Brothers im September 2008 zusammenbrach, war dies der Tiefpunkt der Banken- und Finanzkrise. Und obwohl der totale Kollaps der Weltwirtschaft damals verhindert wurde, ist die Finanzkrise noch lange nicht Geschichte, wie der britische Historiker Adam Tooze zeigt. Er schildert, wie es zu dieser Krise der Finanzmärkte kam und welche dramatischen Folgen sie bis heute hat. Denn nicht nur ist durch die Finanzkrise die Stabilität Europas ins Wanken geraten, sie hat auch das Vertrauen in die Kraft der globalen Wirtschaftsordnung erschüttert – und so zum Aufstieg der Populisten beigetragen.

Global and Regional Problems

Author: Professor Pami Aalto
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781409476580
Release Date: 2013-04-28
Genre: Political Science

Distinctive due to explicit and systematically developed links between international relations (IR) and related disciplines, this book addresses global and regional interactions and the complex policy problems that often characterise this agenda. Such enhanced communication is crucial for improving the capacity of IR to engage with concrete issues that today are of high policy relevance for international organisations, states, diplomats, mediators and humankind in general. Whilst the authors do not reject the present IR, they offer a wider research agenda with new directions intended not only for those IR scholars who are unsatisfied with the analytical power of the current discipline, but also for those working on 'international', 'foreign', 'global' or 'interregional' issues in other disciplines and fields of research. In this instance they pay particular attention to linking up with peace research, international political economy (IPE) and cultural political economy (CPE), sociology, political geography, development studies, linguistics, cultural studies, environmental studies and energy research, gender studies, and traditions of area studies.

After the Music Stopped

Author: Alan S. Blinder
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101605875
Release Date: 2013-01-24
Genre: Business & Economics

New York Times Bestseller One of our wisest and most clear-eyed economic thinkers offers a masterful narrative of the crisis and its lessons. Many fine books on the financial crisis were first drafts of history—books written to fill the need for immediate understanding. Alan S. Blinder, esteemed Princeton professor, Wall Street Journal columnist, and former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, held off, taking the time to understand the crisis and to think his way through to a truly comprehensive and coherent narrative of how the worst economic crisis in postwar American history happened, what the government did to fight it, and what we can do from here—mired as we still are in its wreckage. With bracing clarity, Blinder shows us how the U.S. financial system, which had grown far too complex for its own good—and too unregulated for the public good—experienced a perfect storm beginning in 2007. Things started unraveling when the much-chronicled housing bubble burst, but the ensuing implosion of what Blinder calls the “bond bubble” was larger and more devastating. Some people think of the financial industry as a sideshow with little relevance to the real economy—where the jobs, factories, and shops are. But finance is more like the circulatory system of the economic body: if the blood stops flowing, the body goes into cardiac arrest. When America’s financial structure crumbled, the damage proved to be not only deep, but wide. It took the crisis for the world to discover, to its horror, just how truly interconnected—and fragile—the global financial system is. Some observers argue that large global forces were the major culprits of the crisis. Blinder disagrees, arguing that the problem started in the U.S. and was pushed abroad, as complex, opaque, and overrated investment products were exported to a hungry world, which was nearly poisoned by them. The second part of the story explains how American and international government intervention kept us from a total meltdown. Many of the U.S. government’s actions, particularly the Fed’s, were previously unimaginable. And to an amazing—and certainly misunderstood—extent, they worked. The worst did not happen. Blinder offers clear-eyed answers to the questions still before us, even if some of the choices ahead are as divisive as they are unavoidable. After the Music Stopped is an essential history that we cannot afford to forget, because one thing history teaches is that it will happen again.

Die ganze Geschichte

Author: Yanis Varoufakis
Publisher: Antje Kunstmann
ISBN: 9783956142185
Release Date: 2017-09-20
Genre: Political Science

Als griechischer Finanzminister löste Varoufakis eine der spektakulärsten und kontroversesten Auseinandersetzungen der jüngsten politischen Geschichte aus, als er versuchte, die Beziehung seines Landes mit der EU neu zu verhandeln. Trotz der massenhaften Unterstützung seitens der griechischen Bevölkerung und der bestechend einfachen Logik seiner Argumente – dass die gigantischen Kredite und die damit verbundene Sparpolitik, die seinem bankrotten Land aufgezwungen wurden, eine zerstörerische Wirkung haben – hatte Varoufakis nur in einem Erfolg: Europas politisches und mediales Establishment in Rage zu versetzen. Aber die wahre Geschichte der damaligen Geschehnisse ist beinahe unbekannt, weil so vieles in der EU hinter verschlossenen Türen stattfindet. In diesem couragierten Bericht deckt Varoufakis alles auf und erzählt die ganze Geschichte von waghalsiger Politik, von Heuchelei, Betrug und Verrat, die das Establishment in den Grundfesten erschüttern wird. Dieses Buch ist ein Weckruf, die europäische Demokratie zu erneuern, bevor es zu spät ist.

Bad News

Author: Anya Schiffrin
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 9781595586308
Release Date: 2010-12-07
Genre: Business & Economics

The role of the business press in the current financial crisis strikes at the heart of the heated debate about the media’s role as guardians of our democratic society. With contributions from leading journalists and academics at the forefront of this issue, Bad News is the first attempt to navigate through a controversy that will be studied for decades to come.

The Watchdog That Didn t Bark

Author: Dean Starkman
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231536288
Release Date: 2014-01-07
Genre: Business & Economics

In this sweeping, incisive post mortem, Dean Starkman exposes the critical shortcomings that softened coverage in the business press during the mortgage era and the years leading up to the financial collapse of 2008. He locates the roots of the problem in the origin of business news as a market messaging service for investors in the early twentieth century. This access-dependent strain of journalism was soon opposed by the grand, sweeping work of the muckrakers. Propelled by the innovations of Bernard Kilgore, the great postwar editor of the Wall Street Journal, these two genres merged when mainstream American news organizations institutionalized muckraking in the 1960s, creating a powerful guardian of the public interest. Yet as the mortgage era dawned, deep cultural and structural shifts—some unavoidable, some self-inflicted—eroded journalism's appetite for its role as watchdog. The result was a deafening silence about systemic corruption in the financial industry. Tragically, this silence grew only more profound as the mortgage madness reached its terrible apogee from 2004 through 2006. Starkman frames his analysis in a broad argument about journalism itself, dividing the profession into two competing approaches—access reporting and accountability reporting—which rely on entirely different sources and produce radically different representations of reality. As Starkman explains, access journalism came to dominate business reporting in the 1990s, a process he calls "CNBCization," and rather than examining risky, even corrupt, corporate behavior, mainstream reporters focused on profiling executives and informing investors. Starkman concludes with a critique of the digital-news ideology and corporate influence, which threaten to further undermine investigative reporting, and he shows how financial coverage, and journalism as a whole, can reclaim its bite.

Life in the Financial Markets

Author: Daniel Lacalle
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118914960
Release Date: 2014-10-23
Genre: Business & Economics

An accessible and thorough review of the internationalfinancial markets Life in the Financial Markets—How They Really Work AndWhy They Matter To You offers the financial servicesprofessional, and anyone interested in knowing more about theprofession, an entertaining and comprehensive analysis of thefinancial markets and the financial services industry. Written byDaniel Lacalle—a noted portfolio manager with EcoFin andwell-known media personality—the book goes beyond a simplesummary and offers solid advice on the future of the globalfinancial markets. This great resource also includes a review ofeffective strategies and forecasts the trends that representpotential opportunities for investors. The book reviews the recent history of the financial crisis andincludes information on hot topics such as derivatives and highfrequency trading. An in-depth section on investment banking iswritten from the perspective of a successful practitioner andprovides clarity on several complex and overly politicized elementsof the banking system. The author gives an expert's perspective onthe debt markets, monetary policies, and quantitative easing, andhelps explain the various issues surrounding sovereign debt, theEuro crisis, and austerity versus growth policies. Comprehensive inscope, this resource also offers an analysis of investment styles,from hedge funds to "long only" investments, as well as an in-depthlook at corporate communication and its impact on markets andinvestments. Offers an engaging and comprehensive analysis of the financialservices industry Includes information on the workings of the global financialsystem following the economic crisis Contains a review of complex banking systems Analyzes the various investment styles and answers the mostcommon questions pertaining to investing

We the People

Author: Michael P Fangman M.D.
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781479721955
Release Date: 2012-10-09
Genre: Political Science

In WE THE PEOPLE, A DOCTORS HANDBOOK ., Michael P Fangman M.D. gives the United States anything but a clean bill of health. In a far reaching commentary youll never hear on Meet the Press; medical problem-solving and common sense are compared to political patrimony in the face of dire systemic problems. The paralysis of Washington DC is exposed for what it is - Machiavellian greed and irresponsibility; flagrant denial that their broken partisan political system is threatening to kill our American way of life. He explains how leadership and accountability have been replaced in Washington DC by extremism and myopic ideology; insinuated with crony capitalism and seeking domination through polarized elections and money. We the People- who rely on DC to maintain a society where hard work should afford us our constitutions most basic goal, promotion of the The General Welfare, are increasingly irrelevant. The arrogance of todays leadership is unprecedented and must end. But his message is one of confidence that the wisdom, productivity, ethical standards and vitality of the American people can be harnessed and must prevail over partisan political corruption and crony capitalism. In the end, the Handbook shows the reader how WE THE PEOPLE can empower ourselves with knowledge and unity, to exercise our Constitutional rights and reshape our own future as a team.