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  • The Smartest Guys in the Room | Bethany McLean

    The Smartest Guys in the Room

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Bethany McLean
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
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    The definitive volume on Enron's amazing rise and scandalous fall, from an award-winning team of Fortune investigative reporters.

    Amazon Customer says: "Past is prologue"
  • All the Devils Are Here | Bethany McLean,Joe Nocera

    All the Devils Are Here

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Bethany McLean, Joe Nocera
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    eurilynn says: "Excellent!"
  • Shaky Ground: The Strange Saga of the US Mortgage Giants | Bethany McLean

    Shaky Ground: The Strange Saga of the US Mortgage Giants

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Bethany McLean
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In 2008 the US Treasury put Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into a life-support state known as "conservatorship" to prevent their failure - and worldwide economic chaos. The two companies, which were always controversial, have become a battleground. Today, Fannie and Freddie are profitable again but still in conservatorship. Their profits are being redirected toward reducing the federal deficit, which leaves them with no buffer should they suffer losses again.

    jose says: "Details on the Culture and History of the GSEs"
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