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Author Barofsky, Neil M.
Title Bailout : an inside account of how Washington abandoned Main Street while rescuing Wall Street / Neil Barofsky.
Published New York : Free Press, 2012.
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 Reading Room  HG181 .B32 2012    IN LIBRARY
  
Edition 1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Description xvi, 270 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-257) and index.
Contents Fraud 101 -- Hank wants to make it work -- The lapdog, the watchdog, and the junkyard dog -- I won't lie for you -- Drinking the Wall Street kool-aid -- The worst thing that happens, we go back home -- By Wall Street for Wall Street -- Foaming the runway -- The audacity of math -- The essential $7700 kitchen assistant -- Treasury's backseat driver -- Too big to succeed.
Summary As the special inspector general in charge of overseeing the distribution of the bailout money, Neil Barofsky found that the officials at the Treasury Department were in thrall to the interests of big banks. In vivid detail he reveals how they failed to hold the banks accountable even as they disregarded major job losses and refused to help struggling homeowners.
Subject Troubled Asset Relief Program (U.S.)
Finance -- Subsidies -- United States.
Banks and banking -- Subsidies -- United States.
Corporate debt -- United States.
Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009.
Rich people -- United States.
Collection Title Robert and Maureen Gohstand Reading Room Collection.
ISBN 9781451684933 (alk. paper)
1451684932 (alk. paper)
9781451684940 (ebook)
1451684940 (ebook)
OCLC number 793575355