The Resource Bailouts: : public money, private profit, (ebook)

Bailouts: : public money, private profit, (ebook)

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Bailouts: : public money, private profit
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Bailouts:
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public money, private profit
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eng
Summary
Today's financial crisis is the result of dismal failures on the part of regulators, market analysts, and corporate executives. Yet the response of the American government has been to bail out the very institutions and individuals that have wrought such havoc upon the nation. Are such massive bailouts really called for? Can they succeed? Robert E. Wright and his colleagues provide an unbiased history of government bailouts and a frank assessment of their effectiveness. Their book recounts colonial America's struggle to rectify the first dangerous real estate bubble and the British government's counterproductive response. It explains how Alexander Hamilton allowed central banks and other lenders to bail out distressed but sound businesses without rewarding or encouraging the risky ones. And it shows how, in the second half of the twentieth century, governments began to bail out distressed companies, industries, and even entire economies in ways that subsidized risk takers while failing to reinvigorate the economy. By peering into the historical uses of public money to save private profit, this volume suggests better ways to control risk in the future. Additional Columbia / SSRC books on the privatization of risk and its implications for Americans: Health at Risk: America's Ailing Health System--and How to Heal It. Edited by Jacob S. Hacker. Laid Off, Laid Low: Political and Economic Consequences of Employment Insecurity. Edited by Katherine S. Newman. Pensions, Social Security, and the Privatization of Risk. Edited by Mitchell A. Orenstein
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Midwest
Dewey number
338.973/02
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1969-
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  • Wright, Robert E.
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Series statement
  • Columbia University Press and Social Science Research Council series on the privatization of risk
  • A Columbia/SSRC book
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  • Financial crises
  • Finance
  • Bank failures
  • Intervention (Federal government)
  • Corporate reorganizations
  • Corporate turnarounds
  • Bailouts (Government policy)
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adult
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Bailouts: : public money, private profit, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780231521734
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11861801
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remote
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11861801
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MWT11861801
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Bailouts: : public money, private profit, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231521734
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11861801
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11861801
System control number
MWT11861801
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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