Roger Lowenstein, author and Bloomberg columnist, in conversation with Tess Vigeland, host of Marketplace Money.
In The End of Wall Street Roger Lowenstein unfurls a gripping chronicle of the 2008 financial collapse. He looks to the roots of the crisis to reveal how America yielded to the siren song of easy debt and speculative mortgages. And, he shatters the widespread belief that the crisis began or reached a critical mass only with the failure of Lehman Brothers, showing instead that the United States was in a numbing crisis for at least a year before the events of September 2008. Lowenstein interweaves his analysis with profiles of banking CEOs and offers a trenchant look forward at the legacy of the bust and of the bailout.
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