Financial Meltdown 2008
ISBN n/a | edition 2008 | PDF | 228 pages | 3.5 mb
October 14, 2008
An Overview—from the NEW YORK TIMES
In the fall of 2008, the credit crunch, which had emerged a little more than a year before, ballooned into Wall Street’s biggest crisis since the Great Depression. As hundreds of billions in mortgage-related investments went bad, mighty investment banks that once ruled high finance have crumbled or reinvented themselves as humdrum commercial banks. The nation’s largest insurance company and largest savings and loan both were seized by the government. The channels of credit, the arteries of the global financial system, have been constricted, cutting off crucial funds to consumers and businesses small and large.
In response, the federal government adopted a $700 billion bailout plan meant to reassure the markets and get credit flowing again. But the crisis began to spread to Europe, where governments scrambled to prop up banks, broaden guarantees for deposits and agree on a coordinated response...
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