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    Boston Tea Party The British East Indian Company went into debt after having corrupt management and becoming involved in a war that cost them a great deal of money. This caused me and another seventeen million pounds to be packed into chests and stored in a warehouse. We all started to lose hope as the days went by and we remained unsold. Then an unlikely hero emerged. His name is Lord North, the prime minister of Britain. He originally put a tax on us that resulted in Dutch tea to be smuggled…

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    Was there a second Gilded Age? Considering how similar the 1870’s were to the 1980’s, calling the 1980’s a second Gilded Age could be reasonable. The 70’s and the 80’s were both times of excessive spending. Money was spent in different ways, but it sent the economy into major debt in both periods of time. In the 70’s, “the country enjoyed abundant natural resources, a growing supply of labor, an expanding market for manufactured goods, and the availability of capital investment” (Foner, 557).…

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    starts from the political movement behind deregulation of the 1980s, development of trading instruments like derivatives and bundling of loans and mortgages into what was called Collateralized debt obligations (CODs). The film delves into how the subprime borrowers were given house loans at low interest which in the end led to collapsing of the whole system. The film ends by saying that despite recent financial regulations, the underlying system has…

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    One of the greatest financial crisis since the great depression unfolded in 2008 which came to be known as the great recession. During this time, the world saw itself on the brink of a major economic collapse. Many complicated economic variables, systems, and behaviors contributed to the buildup leading up to the recession. The lack of economic foresight and excessive confidence in consumers and investors in the housing market contributed greatly to its collapse. Simply put, mortgage…

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    I’ve never been afraid of jumping into new jobs or living situations, but I didn’t anticipate having such a radical lifestyle change in my late 20’s. A few years ago, I was running a live action role playing company, singing and playing key board for a traveling gothic-industrial band, and modeling for a punk-rock talent agency called Candy Scandals. Today, I’m an air traffic controller for the United States Marine Corps. Retracing my steps, I can pin point two events that changed my course…

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    the damaging mistakes did more than tarnish his once shinning star. First, it is important to note that Kyle Bass was the founder of Dallas-based fund, Hayman Capital Management. Here is where the story gets interesting. He predicted the the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis. Of course, everyone in the industry imagined that he had some kind of expert insider information or that he just saw the crisis on the horizon. However, people were starting to take a closer look at Kyle Bass. They did not like…

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    monetary policies of the period played a large role” (Dokko et al., 2009, p. 3). Therefore, in their view, the three causes that contributed to the housing bubble were low mortgage interest rates, low short-term interest rates, and relaxed mortgage lending standards. One crucial cause of the housing bubble was the widespread belief that home prices would continue to rise. Therefore, allowing borrowers to get low mortgage interest rates. The belief was if “borrowers continued to accumulate…

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    September 28, 2014 Cook County, Illinois filed suit against Wells Fargo, the nation’s largest mortgage lender, claiming over $300 million in damages. The suit alleged that Wells Fargo’s unethical practices unfairly targeted low-income, minority families and contributed to the housing crisis that left the city with abandoned buildings and million of dollars lost in property taxes. The banking institution was accused of knowingly distributing home loans to black and Hispanic customers, many of…

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    What Are the Similarities Between Holland's Tulip Mania and the U.S Housing Bubble? By: Gigi Cunniffe 8th Grade Mrs. Curry-Miller 11-30-17…

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    When Disney announced their numbers for its fourth quarterly earnings in 2015, we saw a massive decline in revenue and subscribers from ESPN, a whopping 3.2 million subscribers in 2015 and a cumulative of 7 million subscribers within the span of two years, reported Nielsen. This major decline resulted from the acts of ‘cord shaving’ and ‘cord cutting, which is respectively when consumers opt in for ‘skinny bundles’ that does not include expensive programming and when they decide to cut their…

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