Chain of Blame
How Wall Street Caused the Mortgage and Credit Crisis
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Chain of Blame by Paul Muolo
Book DescriptionAn updated and revised look at the truth behind America's housing and mortgage bubbles In the summer of 2007, the subprime empire that Wall Street had built all came crashing down. On average, fifty lenders a month were going bust-and the people responsible for the crisis included not just unregulated loan brokers and con artists, but also investment bankers and home loan institutions traditionally perceived as completely trustworthy. Chain of Blame chronicles this incredible disaster, with a specific focus on the players who participated in such a fundamentally flawed fiasco. In it, authors Paul Muolo and Mathew Padilla reveal the truth behind how this crisis occurred, including what individuals and institutions were doing during this critical time, and who is ultimately responsible for what happened. Discusses the latest revelations in the housing and mortgage crisis, including the SEC's charging of Angelo Mozilo Two well-regarded financial journalists familiar with the events that have taken place chronicle the crisis in detail, showing what happened as well as what lies ahead Discusses how the world's largest investment banks, homeowners, lenders, credit rating agencies, underwriters, and investors all became entangled in the subprime mess Intriguing and informative, Chain of Blame is a compelling story of greed and avarice, one in which many are responsible, but few are willing to admit their mistakes.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780470292778
(238mm x 162mm x 31mm)
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Paul Muolo
Chain of Blame, Paperback (February 2010)
An updated and revised look at the truth behind America's housing and mortgage bubblesIn the summer of 2007, the subprime empire that Wall Street had built all came crashing down.
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Author Biography - Paul Muolo
Paul Muolo is Executive Editor of National Mortgage News - which won a Polk Award in 1990 for its reporting on the S&L crisis - and is also coauthor of Inside Job: The Looting of America's Savings and Loans, which spent five weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. His freelance work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Barron's. Muolo has been a guest financial expert on numerous media outlets, including CNN, CNBC, ABC, and Fox Business Network. Mathew Padilla is a business reporter for the Orange County Register. His work, and that of two other colleagues, on the implosion of the Southern California subprime industry was selected by the paper's editors as a submission for the Pulitzer Prize and recognized by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.
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