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Makers and Takers

The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business

By Rana Foroohar
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Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business by Rana Foroohar

Makers and Takers (2016) investigates the role of finance in the 2008 crisis and subsequent recession. From the Great Depression onward, these blinks trace the history of loose regulation and blurred boundaries between commercial and investment banking, while highlighting the role of banks, businesses and politicians in the crisis. They also suggest actions the powerful can take to kickstart reform.

  • Readers curious about the historical background of the 2008 crisis
  • Students of economics and finance
  • Young couples, families and professionals considering their prospects for mortgages and pensions

Rana Foroohar is a global economic analyst at CNN and a business columnist for Time magazine. She is also a frequent commentator for the BBC, NPR and CBS.

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