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Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon

Thursday, June 9, 2011, 8:30am - 9:30am
The Crawford Family Forum 474 South Raymond Avenue Pasadena, CA 91105 Map and directions

The Drucker Business Forum presented Gretchen Morgenson in conversation with James Flanigan. Gretchen Morgenson, the New York Times's Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist revealed how the financial meltdown emerged from the toxic interplay of Washington, Wall Street, and corrupt mortgage lenders. In Reckless Endangerment, Gretchen Morgenson, exposed how the watchdogs who were supposed to protect the country from financial harm were actually complicit in the actions that finally blew up the American economy. Drawing on previously untapped sources and building on original research from coauthor Joshua Rosner—who himself raised early warnings with the public and investors, and kept detailed records—Morgenson connected the dots that led to this fiasco.