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  • Lehman Brothers: The Great Recession

    certainty that more government regulation would have prevented the financial crisis of 2008. The yearly stress tests mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act may have alerted the Federal Reserve of the impending crisis if they had even been able to recognize it as a threat. Dr. Michael Burry, hedge fund manager for Scion Capital, claims the Federal Reserve should have seen it coming. Burry not only predicted the mortgage default crisis as early as 2005, he bet on it, and made millions for himself and his…

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  • Little Red Riding Hood

    On the 15th of September 2008 Lehman Brothers, one of the world’s largest investment banks, filed for bankruptcy. The main driver of which being deregulation. The ever-increasing returns obtainable from financial derivatives led executives, fueled by greed and a perverse incentive structure, to create an intricate securitization castle built on the sub-prime mortgage market. When the rate of return on financial investment is constantly higher than the rate of economic growth, then compound…

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  • Dodd Frank Act Research Paper

    The Dodd-Frank Act and its Consequences for the Financial and Banking System The Great Recession of 2008 brought to light a number of weaknesses in the United States economy that allowed for the stock market crash, housing crisis, and necessitated the bail-out of several important banking companies. In response to the recession and fears of a potential repeat of events, President Barack Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act into federal law in 2010. The act brought with it the most…

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  • The Causes Of The Global Financial Crisis

    Global Financial Crisis (hereinafter the Crisis) has been the most significant financial disaster of the twenty-first century thus far. With hindsight, it is possible to isolate the causes of the crisis and so be able to gauge the responses of political thinkers. As the most severe financial crisis since the Great Depression, it was natural that the political responses of the time would be both highly important and highly controversial. In order to understand the causes of the crisis, one…

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  • The Big Short Summary

    years preceding 2008. Lewis who is the author of The Big Short, The Blind Side and Moneyball writes the stories of these economic woes in a way that resonates with the realities in America. There are a few points that drive home the essence of the crisis and they will be highlighted in relation to the economic contexts in today’s world. It is evident that the country of Greece destroyed its banks! The raging debate about the bailout package for Greece among members of the European Union…

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  • 2008 Great Recession: A Case Study

    business or filed a bankruptcy protection. This financial crisis had caught many economists off-guarded the severity of financial damages that the crisis created. There were numerous factors that caused the financial collapse included the over-heat real estate market, the mortgage-back security products, the loose monetary policy, the questionable regulation, the family borrowing beyond their mean, and other imminent factors led to the global crisis. David and David (2015) insist that…

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  • Kevin Rudd Neo Liberalism

    In this essay I will argue that Kevin Rudd is correct in criticising the neoliberal attitudes. To quote David McKnight “In effect, Kevin Rudd sees the financial crisis as the Berlin Wall of the free-market, marking the end of an era”. (McKinight, 2009) “The current crisis is the culmination of a 30-year domination of economic policy by a free-market ideology that has been variously called neo-liberalism, economic liberalism, economic fundamentalism, Thatcherism or the Washington consensus.”…

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  • High Fidelity Film Analysis

    Main Characters: • Ryan Gosling as Jared Vennett – The cocky Deutsche Bank salesman • Christian Bale as Dr. Michael Burry – one of the first investors. He predicted the 2008 US financial crisis. • Brad Pitt as Ben Rickert – another person who saw the breakdown of the housing market and made a lot of money from it too. • Steve Carell as Mark Baum – a man who was angry about the collapse of the housing market but also made a huge amount from it. Cinematography: The actors played their…

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  • End This Depression Now Summary

    The Answer to the United States’ Toughest Obstacle The Great Depression was a major turning point in United States history. The United States went into a major economic slump in 2008, leaving many people without jobs. Paul Krugman writes about the state of the economy after the depression and how to rebound from it in his book, End This Depression Now! In this book, Krugman talks about the result of the economy following the Great Depression. Krugman provides key suggestions and examples of…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Trip To Chicago

    industry to work in; changing my narrow view into something I aspire to do. It all began along the side of my father as we travelled from city to city, attending business meetings which were held in corporate offices once powering large cities before the crisis of 2008. I was able to participate in many trips such as Toronto, Pittsburgh, Charlotte, and of course Chicago. Toronto, Chicago, and Pittsburgh are all very similar cities. Yet, Chicago always stuck out to me as a city to visit for the…

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