Posts Tagged ‘Financial Crisis’

That’s the Ticket

Since the fault for the 2008 financial collapse lies so plainly with their own policies, including but not limited to bank deregulation and ever-lower middle class wages, Republicans have been furiously casting about for an alternative theory ever since it occurred.  Generally, they settled on the Community Reinvestment Act, a Carter-era anti-redlining law, and shiftless [...]

Book Saloon: The Big Short

I had heard good things about Liar’s Poker author Michael Lewis’ new book about the financial meltdown, The Big Short:  Inside the Doomsday Machine, but as usual I procrastinated a bit about buying it, figuring it would turn up used at Powell’s before too long.  Well, when I walked into work on Thursday and found [...]