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Bull by the Horns

Fighting to Save Main Street From Wall Street and Wall Street From Itself

Bair, Sheila

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Bull by the Horns
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.

Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2012
Edition: 1st Free Press hardcover ed
ISBN: 1451672489
Branch Call Number: HG2491 .B23 2012
Characteristics: viii, 415 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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Sep 21, 2014

Is it a pretty good book? Yes if you exist on another planet. Did Ms. Bair do everything she could have to fully perform in her position when she was with the FDIC? Many of us believe not! Unfortunately, writing a book after the fact may serve as a quasi mea culpa or apologia, but doesn't really help anything. [Will you learn any really important details on the meltdown from the former head of the FDIC? Surprisingly, NO.]

Mar 27, 2013
  • delfon rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

As head of the US Federal Insurance Deposit Insurance Corporation the author saw first hand the moral depravity and laxity of those in regulatory authority, and witnessed the results of the sustained effort to desparage and demoralize dedicated civil servancts mandated to protect the consumer.
Even at the worst, at least one bank CEO was more concerned about his 'bonus' than the health of the whole ecomony. She calls on main street to harness wall street -- unfortunatly, she kind of forgets its the US Congress which has seemingly turned rogue and forgotton any, but their own interests.


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