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and#8220;When Sheila Bair took over as head of the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. in 2006, the agency was probably better known for the and#8216;FDICand#8217; logo on the doors of the nationand#8217;s banks than for anything it did. Now Bair is at the center of the financial crisis, speeding the takeover of failing banks and pressing the mortgage industry to ease loan terms . . . winning praise from Democrats and Republicans.and#8221; andlt;Bandgt;and#8212;BLOOMBERG NEWS, October 3, 2008andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Sheila Bairandlt;/Bandgt; is widely acknowledged in government circles and the media as one of the first people to identify and accurately assess the subprime crisis. Appointed by George W. Bush as the chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in 2006, she witnessed the origins of the financial crisis and in 2008 becameand#8212;along with Hank Paulson, Ben Bernanke, and Timothy Geithnerand#8212;one of the key players trying to repair the damage to our economy. andlt;Iandgt;Bull by the Horns andlt;/Iandgt;is her remarkable and refreshingly honest account of that contentious time and the struggle for reform that followed and continues to this day. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;A level-headed, pragmatic figure with a clear focus on serving the public good, Bair was often one of the few women in the room during heated discussions about the economy. Despite her years of experience and her determination to rein in the private banks and Wall Street, she frequently found herself at odds with Geithner. She is withering in her assessment of some of Wall Streetand#8217;s finest, and her narrative of Citibankand#8217;s attempted takeover of Wachovia is a stinging indictment of how regulators and the banks worked against the public interest at times to serve their own needs. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Bair is steadfast in her belief that the American public needs to fully understand the crisis in order to bring it to an end. Critical of the bank bailouts and the Can. $29.99 lax regulation that led to the economic crash, she provides a sober analysis as well as a practical plan for how we should move forward. She helps clear away the myths and half-truths about how we ran our economic engine into the ditch and tells us how we can help get our financial and regulatory systems back on track. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;As andlt;Iandgt;The New Yorker andlt;/Iandgt;said, and#8220;Bair has consistently stood out for her skepticism of Wall Street and for her eagerness to confront the big banks. A Kansas Republican, she has become an unlikely hero to economic liberals, who see her as the counterweight to the more Wall Streetand#8211;centric view often ascribed to Timothy Geithner, the Treasury Secretaryand#8221; (July 6, 2009).

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The former FDIC Chairwoman, and one of the first people to acknowledge the full risk of subprime loans, offers a unique perspective on the greatest crisis the U.S. has faced since the Great Depression.

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Sheila Bair is the former Chairman of the FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation). She has been coveredand#8212;and laudedand#8212;everywhere from andlt;iandgt;The New Yorkerandlt;/iandgt; to andlt;iandgt;The Washington Postandlt;/iandgt; to andlt;iandgt;The Wall Street Journalandlt;/iandgt;, and in 2008 and 2009 Forbes named her the second-most powerful woman in the world. Prior to assuming her post at the FDIC, Bair served as assistant secretary for financial institutions at the US Department of the Treasury and as senior vice president for government relations of the New York Stock Exchange.

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Memo, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Memo)
This book provided me (a person with interests other than business and finance) with enough detail and clear explanations to enable me to understand the financial crisis much better than I formerly did. I highly recommend it.
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ISBN:
9781451672480
Author:
Bair, Sheila
Publisher:
Free Press
Subject:
General Business & Economics
Subject:
Business Writing
Subject:
bull by the horns, bull by the horns sheila bair, wall st bull, sheila bair, fdic
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Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1-8 pg bandamp;w insert; index
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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