Cover of: Busted | Edmund L. Andrews

Busted

Life Inside the Great Mortgage Meltdown

Published by W. W. Norton & Co. in New York .
Written in English.

About the Edition

A veteran New York Times economics reporter, Edmund L. Andrews was intimately aware of the dangers posed by easy mortgages from fast-buck lenders. But, eager to buy a home and start a new life, he gave in to temptation and began a surreal adventure into the mortgage mayhem that nearly wrecked our economy. Busted weaves together the author’s own ride to the edge of bankruptcy with the tragicomic stories of his lenders, the Wall Street pros behind them, and the policymakers in Washington who were oblivious until it was too late. The story takes Andrews to the offices of Alan Greenspan, the mansions of subprime-mortgage millionaires in southern California, a despondent deal makers’ convention in Las Vegas, and Wall Street. Rich with on-the-ground reporting, Busted is a darkly humorous exploration of the cynicism and self-destructive judgment that led to America’s biggest economic calamity in generations.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
332.7/20973
Library of Congress
HG2040.5.U5 A753 2009

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23191830M
Internet Archive
bustedlifeinside00andr
ISBN 13
9780393067941
LC Control Number
2009009074
OCLC/WorldCat
286488609
Library Thing
8154391
Goodreads
6097430
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