The Resource Age of Greed

Age of Greed

Label
Age of Greed
Title
Age of Greed
Statement of responsibility
Jeff Madrick
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A vividly told history of how greed bred America's economic ills over the last forty years, and of the men most responsible for them.As Jeff Madrick makes clear in a narrative at once sweeping, fast-paced, and incisive, the single-minded pursuit of huge personal wealth has been on the rise in the United States since the 1970s, led by a few individuals who have argued that self-interest guides society more effectively than community concerns. These stewards of American capitalism have insisted on the central and essential place of accumulated wealth through the booms, busts, and recessions of the last half century, giving rise to our current woes.In telling the stories of these politicians, economists, and financiers who declared a moral battle for freedom but instead gave rise to an age of greed, Madrick traces the lineage of some of our nation's most pressing economic problems. He begins with Walter Wriston, head of what would become Citicorp, who led the battle against government regulation. He examines the ideas of economist Milton Friedman, who created the plan for an anti-Rooseveltian America; the politically expedient decisions of Richard Nixon that fueled inflation; the philosophy of Alan Greenspan, on whose libertarian ideology a house of cards was built on Wall Street; and the actions of Sandy Weill, who constructed the largest financial institution in the world, which would have gone bankrupt in 2008 without a federal bailout of $45 billion. Significant figures including Ivan Boesky, Michael Milken, Jack Welch, and Ronald Reagan play key roles as well.Intense economic inequity and instability is the story of our age, and Jeff Madrick tells it with style, clarity, and an unerring command of his subject.From the Hardcover edition
Summary
A chronicle of the events that led to the current economic troubles cites the promotion of the idea that self-interest guides society more effectively than community concerns, and traces the roles played by a few powerful individuals
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395365
Cataloging source
DLC
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Madrick, Jeff
Dewey number
330.97300922
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Business
  • History
  • Sociology
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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the triumph of finance and the decline of America, 1970 to the present
Label
Age of Greed
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:9d5bc646-0b09-404b-a85e-748ccf7ee7df
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307596710
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Age of Greed
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:9d5bc646-0b09-404b-a85e-748ccf7ee7df
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307596710
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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