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Bull by the Horns: Fighting to Save Main Street from Wall Street and Wall Street from Itself

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“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 ‘FDIC logo on the doors of the nations 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.” —BLOOMBERG NEWS, October 3, 2008

Sheila Bair 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 became—along with Hank Paulson, Ben Bernanke, and Timothy Geithner—one of the key players trying to repair the damage to our economy. Bull by the Horns is her remarkable and refreshingly honest account of that contentious time and the struggle for reform that followed and continues to this day.

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 Streets finest, and her narrative of Citibanks 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.

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.

As The New Yorker said, “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 Street-centric view often ascribed to Timothy Geithner, the Treasury Secretary” (July 6, 2009).

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Appointed by George W. Bush as the chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in 2006, Sheila Bair 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 public servants trying to repair the damage to the global economy. andlt;I andgt;Bull by the Hornsandlt;/Iandgt; is her remarkable and refreshingly honest account of that contentious time and the struggle for reform that followed and continues to this day.

Synopsis:

The former FDIC chairwoman, and one of the first people to acknowledge the full risk of subprime loans, offers a unique perspective on the financial crisis.

Appointed by George W. Bush as the chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in 2006, Sheila Blair witnessed the origins of the financial crisis and in 2008 became one of the key people trying to repair the damage to our economy. Bull by the Horns is her remarkable and refreshingly honest account of that contentious time and the ensuing struggle for reform that continues to this day.

A levelheaded, 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. Her narrative of Citibank'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. As Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist Steven Pearlstein said, "Bair is everything you'd want in a public servant: thoughtful, practical, independent-minded--a straight shooter with political savvy who can manage the details of policy without losing sight of the big picture.... She never forgets that her most important constituency isn't the thousands of banks she regulates but the millions of Americans who use them."

Bair is steadfast in her belief that the American public needs to understand the crisis to bring it to an end. In Bull by the Horns, she clears away the myths and reveals a critical plan for getting our financial and regulatory systems back on track.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781451672497
Author:
Bair, Sheila
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Subject:
General Business & Economics
Subject:
Business Writing
Subject:
bull by the horns, bull by the horns sheila bair, wall st bull, sheila bair, fdic
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20130931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1-8 pg bandamp;w insert; index, notes
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.38 x 5.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , Appointed by George W. Bush as the chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in 2006, Sheila Bair 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 public servants trying to repair the damage to the global economy. andlt;I andgt;Bull by the Hornsandlt;/Iandgt; is her remarkable and refreshingly honest account of that contentious time and the struggle for reform that followed and continues to this day.
"Synopsis" by , The former FDIC chairwoman, and one of the first people to acknowledge the full risk of subprime loans, offers a unique perspective on the financial crisis.

Appointed by George W. Bush as the chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in 2006, Sheila Blair witnessed the origins of the financial crisis and in 2008 became one of the key people trying to repair the damage to our economy. Bull by the Horns is her remarkable and refreshingly honest account of that contentious time and the ensuing struggle for reform that continues to this day.

A levelheaded, 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. Her narrative of Citibank'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. As Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist Steven Pearlstein said, "Bair is everything you'd want in a public servant: thoughtful, practical, independent-minded--a straight shooter with political savvy who can manage the details of policy without losing sight of the big picture.... She never forgets that her most important constituency isn't the thousands of banks she regulates but the millions of Americans who use them."

Bair is steadfast in her belief that the American public needs to understand the crisis to bring it to an end. In Bull by the Horns, she clears away the myths and reveals a critical plan for getting our financial and regulatory systems back on track.

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