Bailout: an inside account of how Washington abandoned Main Street while rescuing Wall Street

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Reveals the mishandling of the TARP bailout fund, sharing how Geithner and his team failed to fix flaws in the homeowner relief program and that the government served Wall Street's interests over the broader public.
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HG181.B32 2012
xvi, 270 p. ;24 cm.
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148159303
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subject_facet BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political, BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General, Banks and banking -- Subsidies -- United States, Corporate debt -- United States, Finance -- Subsidies -- United States, Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009, POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / General, Rich people -- United States, Troubled Asset Relief Program (U.S.)
title_display Bailout : an inside account of how Washington abandoned Main Street while rescuing Wall Street
title_full Bailout : an inside account of how Washington abandoned Main Street while rescuing Wall Street / Neil Barofsky, Bailout : an inside account of how Washington abandoned Main Street while rescuing Wall Street [electronic resource] Barofsky, Neil M.
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title_sub an inside account of how Washington abandoned Main Street while rescuing Wall Street
topic_facet BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General, Banks and banking, Corporate debt, Finance, Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009, Rich people, Subsidies