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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (90 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Gasparino Narrator: Thomas M. Perkins Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2011 ISBN:
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The ongoing tumult in financial markets and the global economy began when some of our most esteemed financial institutions, our government, and even average citizens abdicated their collective responsibilities, eventually selling out investors and selling off the American Dream itself.

From critically acclaimed investigative journalist and CNBC personality Charles Gasparino comes a sweeping examination of the most volatile, anxiety-ridden era in our nation's socioeconomic history. The winner of the 2009 Investigative Reporters and Editors Award for Books, The Sellout traces the recent implosion of the financial-services business back to its roots in the late 1970s, when Wall Street embraced a new business model predicated on enormous risk. Gasparino reveals a startling trail of culpability - from the government bureaucrats who crafted housing policies to the Wall Street firms that underwrote and invested in risky debt, to the mortgage sellers who indiscriminately handed out loans, and finally to the homeowners who thought they could afford mansions on blue-collar wages.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Al | 10/6/2013

    " He is an insider and his story sounds right. He gives a very interesting look into that world. It's enough to make you sick! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christopher Lichtenberg | 8/29/2013

    " Good overview for the financial crisis. It goes beyond the "bush's fault" mentality. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff Heath | 3/16/2013

    " One of the best explanations of the origins of the financial crisis! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike Hurley | 8/20/2012

    " Great read. Excellent job explaining what happened and why. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hal | 3/29/2012

    " I read this to hear what Gasparino had to say about Merrill Lynch. Very good book. I learned alot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim Clancy | 3/1/2012

    " A great overview of the personalities on Wall Street and their lack of understanding of the financial crisis they were creating. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carl Mayo | 2/1/2012

    " Interesting subject matter, well presented, but should have been edited for simplicity and length. The Sellout could have been shorter and easier to read, while still conveying the same information. "

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