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Firefighting: The Financial Crisis and Its Lessons

Ben S Bernanke, Timothy F, Henry M Paulson

"From the three primary architects of the American policy response to the economic crisis of 2008, this big-picture synthesis of why it happened, how it was combatted, what was learned, and where we are now is a short primer on leadership through crisis. It includes an 85 page Appendix of charts and graphs that depict visually the crisis and the results of actions taken to mitigate it"--

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Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 04/16/2019
Pages: 240
ISBN-13: 9780143134480
ISBN-10: 0143134485
Language: English

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From the three primary architects of the American policy response to the worst economic catastrophe since the Great Depression, a magnificent big-picture synthesis--from why it happened to where we are now. In 2018, Ben Bernanke, Tim Geithner, and Hank Paulson came together to reflect on the lessons of the 2008 financial crisis ten years on. Recognizing that, as Ben put it, "the enemy is forgetting," they examine the causes of the crisis, why it was so damaging, and what it ultimately took to prevent a second Great Depression. And they provide to their successors in the United States and the finance ministers and central bank governors of other countries a valuable playbook for reducing the damage from future financial crises. Firefighting provides a candid and powerful account of the choices they and their teams made during the crisis, working under two presidents and with the leaders of Congress.

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