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The New Robber Barons [Formato Kindle]

Janet M. Tavakoli

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With trillions on the table, nobody plays fair, and everyone plays for keeps

The New Robber Barons is an anthology of Janet Tavakoli's original chiefly
web-based articles from the September 2008 financial crisis through February
2012. The commentaries are unrevised so that readers experience the real-time
thought process. Some background was repeated in commentaries so that they
could read as stand-alone articles as events unfolded.

The target audience for The New Robber Barons has a background in finance
and some awareness of the events and PR spin in the years following the
meltdown. Events unfold in real time and are organized by topic. Readers can
see her analysis in the face of misinformation foisted on the public. Tavakoli's
conclusions were eventually confirmed by Congressional investigations.

The New Robber Barons continues financial expert Janet Tavakoli's chronicle of
the global financial crisis captured in her web-based articles from the September
2008 crisis through February 2012, picking up where her book, Dear Mr. Buffett:
What an Investor Learns 1,269 Miles from Wall Street
(Wiley, 2009), ended.

In January 2009, Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, told Tom Brokaw:
"the idea that people that move money around are some favored class...strikes me
as getting pretty far away from where we should be." Two years later he publicly
excused apparent insider trading by one of his successor candidates, David Sokol.
He later retreated from this stance at his annual shareholder meeting in the wake
of public criticism.

Berkshire Hathaway officer Charlie Munger admonished law students that
Americans shouldn't be "bitching about a little bailout." But students seemed
concerned about lack of prosecutions and absence of financial reform.

Shortly before Congress confronted him with Goldman Sachs's profiteering
during the financial crisis, Goldman CEO Lloyd Blankfein quipped he was
doing "God's work."

CEO Jamie Dimon told shareholders that he didn't think JPMorgan made a
mistake when it came to potential foreclosure fraud: "maybe we'll have to pay
penalties eventually to some of the attorneys general but we really think we
should just continue."Meanwhile the bank scoured 115,000 mortgage affidavits
and reserved $1.3 billion for legal costs.

After MF Global's October 31, 2011, bankruptcy a U.S. Congressman told
former CEO Jon Corzine: "You've got thousands of hard working people around
this country that feel cheated." 

Tavakoli serves up example after stunning example of no-strings-attached
socialization of losses and privatization of gains. In the words of
Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur: "I believe most of us would call that theft."

Praise for Janet Tavakoli

"Tavakoli makes for an attractive pundit. She knows her stuff, has strong opinions,
and turns a colorful quote."
Financial Times

"Janet Tavakoli warned that the biggest credit bubble in world historywas coming
well in advance."
Jim Rogers, author of A Bull in China, Hot Commodities, Adventure Capitalist,
and Investment Biker

"[Tavakoli has] been railing against emperors wearing no clothes in the
credit derivatives markets forever. If only people had listened."
Andrew Tobias, author of The Only Investment Guide You'll Ever Need

"[Janet Tavakoli] writes in a clear, sprightly way."
ADAM SMITH (George J. W. Goodman), author of The Money Game and Supermoney

"[Janet Tavakoli is] an intelligent analyst whose command of the arcane
world of securitization mixed with a brutally honest analytical
framework makes it a pleasure to hear and read her work."
Asia Times Online

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  • Numeri di pagina fonte ISBN: 0985159030
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  • Lingua: Inglese
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28 di 32 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
5.0 su 5 stelle A Compendium Worth Having -- And Reading 20 febbraio 2012
Di K. Denninger - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
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Janet is one of the few ACTUAL subject matter experts in the field of structured finance -- you know, mortgage-backed securities, complex slice-and-dice things like CDOs and credit default instruments -- that has been sounding the siren on the fraud in our financial system since the collapse began.

She's right, incidentally. The mathematics of this is really simple, if you think about it. Nobody will buy used dog food if you tell them honestly what you're selling. So in order to manage to blow a credit bubble, someone -- or lots of someones -- have to lie.

That's at the root of what happened in the 2007-2009 meltdown, and we've fixed none of it. Instead we have tried to paper it over.

What you'll find in this work is a compendium of Janet's writings, many published on Huffington Post (either excerpted or fully) and most, if not all, available on her web page.

So what makes it worth having in this format? Simple -- it's an inexpensive way for you to have them all categorized in a form and fashion that you can look at and understand based on the subject matter. Like all contemporary writers who put forward what amounts to OpEds or pieces that qualify as "reporting" there's a severe problem for the reader who wants to go back and cross-reference or look things up later -- how do you find what you're looking for?

Many people have the same issue with my work at The Market Ticker; there are over 5,000 articles there, and while I have excellent search technology implemented, even I, having written a piece, sometimes take a few minutes to find what I want to reference a year or two later.

Now you have the most important parts of what Janet has expounded on in one place.

You can choose to listen to the politicians who have every reason to, and have, protected the perpetrators of these frauds upon the public or you can choose to listen to actual subject matter experts like Janet Tavakoli. The difference is simply whether you wish to be informed or further deceived.

With this as a backdrop, however, and as a prequel to her upcoming work "The Money Book", this compendium ought to put the lie, once and for all, to the commonly-repeated mantra "Nobody committed any crimes" spewed repeatedly by politicians of all stripes

Highly recommended.
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5.0 su 5 stelle Robber Barons 26 marzo 2012
Di Charles J. - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
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This is an exhaustive and well-written book that everyone should read. I highly recommend it. Deliberative and informative. An important reference book for anyone interest in economic history.
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5.0 su 5 stelle Excellent Compilation of the Financial Crisis 20 febbraio 2012
Di Amazon Customer - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
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I have been following the Titans of the Financial Bloggers such as K. Denninger, Peter Schiff and Janet Tavakoli since the crash of 2008. Janet is right on target. Time to start the prosecuting for the crooks on Wall Street. Janet has summarized her research since the start of the crisis. Well worth the read.
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3.0 su 5 stelle Insightful, But Poorly Written 6 novembre 2012
Di Mike Brown - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
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Nobody can dispute that Tavakoli is brilliant and was right on just about everything regarding the financial crisis long before almost anybody else, and the book certainly demonstrates that.

Unfortunately, this compendium will not help anybody unfamiliar with the causes of the crisis to understand it any better. The book is simply a collection of her articles on the subject. All of the articles assume the reader has a lot of knowledge about the subject matter and terminology; she gives very little, if any, explanatory background before launching into her analysis. In addition, the articles are written in almost a stream of consciousness style with little logical organization. Even for somebody like me who is very knowledgeable about the subject matter, the writing style and lack of background explanation made it tough sledding. Finally, it is very, very repetitive. I can understand how that can happen when one is writing articles on a frequent basis, but when putting them together in a book, it is very tedious to read the same thoughts, many times using the exact same phrases, over and over again.

There are many excellent books about the financial crisis that are much better written and easier to understand. True, many of those authors are writing with hindsight, while Tavakoli was pushing out her articles in real time and warning of the consequences. Unfortunately, that does not make reading Tavakoli's book a better way to understand what went on.
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5.0 su 5 stelle How Janet Tavakoli WasWay Ahead of The Curve 26 aprile 2012
Di NYC Reader1 - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
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Janet Tavakoli was pointing out the problems with credit default swaps (i.e. the opportunities for a handful of insiders to make big money on naked shorts) early on. The protagonist in The Big Short, Dr. Michael Burry, used Tavakoli's earlier book to figure out how he could make big money shorting triple-B subprime mortgage bonds. Unfortunately, others chose to ignore what she had to say.

This excellent book details how those who are beholden to Wall Street continue to push back against her message.
I don't agree with everything she writes, but 95% of it is spot on.

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Endnote: The way the bailouts occurred was a perversion of capitalism and the principles upon which The Republic was founded. This was the result of influential interested parties reaching into the U.S. Treasury with no accountability. Capitalism doesn't call for bailouts, instead investors take losses. &quote;
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The largest Ponzi scheme in the history of the capital markets is the relationship between failed mortgage lenders and investment banks that securitized the risky &quote;
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