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Other People's Houses
How Decades of Bailouts, Captive Regulators, and Toxic Bankers Made Home Mortgages a Thrilling Business

Jennifer Taub

In the wake of the financial meltdown in 2008, many claimed that it had been inevitable, that no one saw it coming, and that subprime borrowers were to blame. This accessible, thoroughly researched book is Jennifer Taubís response to such unfounded claims. Drawing on wide-ranging experience as a corporate lawyer, investment firm counsel, and scholar of business law and financial market regulation, Taub chronicles how government officials helped bankers inflate the toxic-mortgage-backed housing bubble, then after the bubble burst ignored the plight of millions of homeowners suddenly facing foreclosure.



Focusing new light on the similarities between the savings and loan debacle of the 1980s and the financial crisis in 2008, ...


2014   416 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300168983  $30.00
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Managing Labor Migration in the Twenty-First Century
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Austerity
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Why Nudge?
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Spy Capitalism
ITEK and the CIA
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Guns and Rubles
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Teaching Hospitals and the Urban Poor
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Restoring the Vital Center to American Democracy
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The University in a Corporate Culture
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