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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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Friend of the Court
On the Front Lines with the First Amendment
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The Constitutional Parent
Rights, Responsibilities, and the Enfranchisement of the Child
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Wildcat Currency
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Charter of the United Nations
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The Tragedy of William Jennings Bryan
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Why Nudge?
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American Lynching
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Captive Audience
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The Global War for Internet Governance
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A Mere Machine
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Hollow Justice
A History of Indigenous Claims in the United States
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Against the Profit Motive
The Salary Revolution in American Government, 1780-1940
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Against the Profit Motive
The Salary Revolution in American Government, 1780-1940
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Civil Disobedience
An American Tradition
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Inheritance in Public Policy
Change Without Choice in Britain
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Talent Wants to Be Free
Why We Should Learn to Love Leaks, Raids, and Free Riding
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Evidence Law Adrift
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The Voting Wars
From Florida 2000 to the Next Election Meltdown
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No Virtue Like Necessity
Realist Thought in International Relations since Machiavelli
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