all the devils are here

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"Hell is empty, and all the devils are here." -Shakespeare, The Tempest As soon as the financial crisis erupted, the finger-pointing began. Should the blame fall on Wall Street, Main Street, or Pennsylvania Avenue? On greedy traders, misguided regulators, sleazy subprime companies, cowardly legislators, or clueless home buyers? According to Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera, two of America's most acclaimed business journalists, the real answer is all of the above-and more. Many devils helped bring hell to the economy. And the full story, in all of its complexity and detail, is like the legend of the blind men and the elephant. Almost everyone has missed the big picture. Almost no one has put all the pieces together. All the Devils Are Here goes back several decades to weave the hidden history of the financial crisis in a way no previous book has done. It explores the motivations of everyone from famous CEOs, cabinet secretaries, and politicians to anonymous lenders, borrowers, analysts, and Wall Street traders. It delves into the powerful American mythology of homeownership. And it proves that the crisis ultimately wasn't about finance at all; it was about human nature. Among the devils you'll meet in vivid detail: • Angelo Mozilo, the CEO of Countrywide, who dreamed of spreading homeownership to the masses, only to succumb to the peer pressure-and the outsized profits-of the sleaziest subprime lending. • Roland Arnall, a respected philanthropist and diplomat, who made his fortune building Ameriquest, a subprime lending empire that relied on blatantly deceptive lending practices. • Hank Greenberg, who built AIG into a Rube Goldberg contraption with an undeserved triple-A rating, and who ran it so tightly that he was the only one who knew where all the bodies were buried. • Stan O'Neal of Merrill Lynch, aloof and suspicious, who suffered from "Goldman envy" and drove a proud old firm into the ground by promoting cronies and pushing out his smartest lieutenants. • Lloyd Blankfein, who helped turn Goldman Sachs from a culture that famously put clients first to one that made clients secondary to its own bottom line. • Franklin Raines of Fannie Mae, who (like his predecessors) bullied regulators into submission and let his firm drift away from its original, noble mission. • Brian Clarkson of Moody's, who aggressively pushed to increase his rating agency's market share and stock price, at the cost of its integrity. • Alan Greenspan, the legendary maestro of the Federal Reserve, who ignored the evidence of a growing housing bubble and turned a blind eye to the lending practices that ultimately brought down Wall Street-and inflicted enormous pain on the country. Just as McLean's The Smartest Guys in the Room was hailed as the best Enron book on a crowded shelf, so will All the Devils Are Here be remembered for finally making sense of the meltdown and its consequences.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Bethany McLean
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2011-08-30
File : 416 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781101551059
Price : FREE

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Chronicles major events that contributed to today's economic climate, sharing critical narrative assessments of the roles played by Wall Street, the mortgage industry and the U.S. government while placing an emphasis on leading financial institutions and the ways in which human psychology was a primary factor.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Bethany McLean
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2010
File : 380 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781591843634
Price : FREE

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The sixteenth in Louise Penny's #1 New York Times bestselling Chief Inspector Gamache novels.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Louise Penny
Publisher : Minotaur Books
Release : 2020-09-01
File : 448 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781250145253
Price : FREE

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Twenty years ago, in a series of mysterious, incandescent writings, David Seabrook told of the places he knew best: the declining resort towns of the Kent coast. The pieces were no advert for the local tourist board. Here, the ghosts of murderers and mad artists crawl the streets. Septuagenarian rent boys recall the good old days and Carry On stars go to seed. Clandestine fascist networks emerge. And all the time, there is Seabrook himself - desperate perhaps, and in danger. Dark, strange and immediate, this is a classic work of sui generis British literature. There are devils here, and the reader will remember them.

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Genre : Travel
Author : David Seabrook
Publisher : Granta Books
Release : 2014-07-03
File : 192 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781783781263
Price : FREE

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According to Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera, two of America's most acclaimed business journalists, no-one has put all the pieces of the financial crisis together. The finger was pointed at greedy traders, cowardly legislators and clueless home buyers, but many devils helped bring hell to the economy. All The Devils Are Here goes back several decades to explore the motivations of everyone from CEOs and politicians to anonymous lenders, borrowers and Wall Street traders. It exposes the hidden role of companies including AIG and Goldman Sachs. It delves into the powerful mythology of homeownership. And it proves that the crisis ultimately wasn't about finance at all; it was about human nature. Bethany McLean's The Smartest Guys in the Room was the best Enron book on a crowded shelf. All the Devils Are Here will be remembered for finally making sense of the meltdown.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Bethany McLean
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2010-12-02
File : 400 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780141969893
Price : FREE

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This Shakespearean literary themed 8.5 x 11 inch blank lined journal, sports a typeset quote, complete with runny ink blotches, reading 'Hell is empty and all the devils are here.', from The Tempest, Act 1, Scene 2, Page 10. An ideal drama themed gift for lovers of the bard, of theatre, students, and actors. Also makes a funny halloween gag gift for teachers returning to school, or politicians elected to senate, congress, or Westminster after mid term or general elections. This fantastic 127-page notebook is just perfect for all your noting needs. Whether you're scribbling down your most secret inner thoughts or carefully copying out your favourite recipe for dip; recording reflections and reminiscences or setting out your aims and objectives for the coming year. You can keep it hidden by your bed, carry it conveniently in your school-bag or pull it out, with more than a little theatrical flourish, at your next big meeting. You can fill it up with lines from Shakespeare or your own private verses. Iambic pentameter not required! Key Features: 8.5"x 11" - conveniently sized, and just perfect for your school bag, backpack, or desk 125 fully usable white lined pages PLUS a bookplate page for your own name AND with a meaningful quotation on the reverse side Printed on high-quality paper throughout Glossy cover bearing a quote from The Tempest in a stylised typeface Perfect for use as a journal, notebook, diary or...well, you choose

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Author : Kings Men Players
Publisher :
Release : 2019-07-19
File : 128 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1081453001
Price : FREE

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And All the Devils Are Here weaves horror, humor and science fiction together into a genre-bending odyssey that leaves no stone of the supernatural unturned, including demonic possession, alien abductors and an inter-dimensional being that is certainly no angel. No topic is taboo, no belief system off limits as sacred cows of ancient and modern thought are mutilated all along the way from the first page to the last. With engaging characters, an intricate plot and a pace that only occasionally lets the major players catch their breath, And All the Devils Are Here transcends stereotypical horror in favor of creating a story that refuses to fit into any convenient category.

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Genre : Humor
Author : Jay Hansen
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2009-09-23
File : 416 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781468509083
Price : FREE

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In a way, the situation is ironic: housing was at the root of the financial crisis, and six years after the meltdown, housing finance is still the greatest unsolved issue. The U.S. housing market is roughly $10 trillion, making it one of the largest segments of the bond market. Roughly 70 percent of the American population has a mortgage, and for most people, the mortgage is the most important financial instrument in their lives. But until the financial crisis, few people knew the essential role that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac play in their mortgages. Given the $188 billion government bailout of the two firms the most expensive bailout in history the politics surrounding housing are worse than they've ever been, and the two gigantic firms sit in limbo. Best-selling investigative journalist Bethany McLean, the coauthor of The Smartest Guys in the Room andAll the Devils Are Here, explains why the situation is dangerous and unsustainable, and proposes a few solutions from the perfect, but politically unfeasible to the doable, but ugly.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Bethany McLean
Publisher :
Release : 2015
File : 159 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0990976300
Price : FREE

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Bestselling author Bethany McLean reveals the true story of fracking's impact -- on Wall Street, the economy and geopolitics. The technology of fracking in shale rock -- particularly in the Permian Basin in Texas -- has transformed America into the world's top producer of both oil and natural gas. The U.S. is expected to be "energy independent" and a "net exporter" in less than a decade, a move that will upend global politics, destabilize Saudi Arabia, crush Russia's chokehold over Europe, and finally bolster American power again. Or Will it? Investigative journalist and bestselling author Bethany McLean digs deep into the cycles of boom and bust that has plagued the American oil industry for the past decade, from the financial wizardry and mysterious death of fracking pioneer Aubrey McClendon, to the speculators who are betting on America's ascendance and the collapse of OPEC in the great game of geopolitics. McLean finds that fracking is a business built on attracting ever-more gigantic amounts of capital investment, while promises of huge returns have often not borne out. Overeagerness in partaking in a boom can lead to all types of problems and just as she did with the Enron story, in Saudi America McLean points out the reality and the risks of the inflated promises of the fracking boom.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Bethany McLean
Publisher :
Release : 2018-09-11
File : 130 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0999745441
Price : FREE

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With a new Afterword addressing today’s financial crisis A BUSINESS WEEK BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR In this business classic—now with a new Afterword in which the author draws parallels to the recent financial crisis—Roger Lowenstein captures the gripping roller-coaster ride of Long-Term Capital Management. Drawing on confidential internal memos and interviews with dozens of key players, Lowenstein explains not just how the fund made and lost its money but also how the personalities of Long-Term’s partners, the arrogance of their mathematical certainties, and the culture of Wall Street itself contributed to both their rise and their fall. When it was founded in 1993, Long-Term was hailed as the most impressive hedge fund in history. But after four years in which the firm dazzled Wall Street as a $100 billion moneymaking juggernaut, it suddenly suffered catastrophic losses that jeopardized not only the biggest banks on Wall Street but the stability of the financial system itself. The dramatic story of Long-Term’s fall is now a chilling harbinger of the crisis that would strike all of Wall Street, from Lehman Brothers to AIG, a decade later. In his new Afterword, Lowenstein shows that LTCM’s implosion should be seen not as a one-off drama but as a template for market meltdowns in an age of instability—and as a wake-up call that Wall Street and government alike tragically ignored.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Roger Lowenstein
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2001-01-18
File : 288 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780375506444
Price : FREE

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