9781576603253 alkaline paper 1576603253 alkaline paper
"Collateral Damaged explains how America had turned from a nation of savers into a nation of consumers addicted to debt. Wall Street then used that addiction to create "toxic securities" that threaten to bring about the collapse of the global economy. How can America get its fiscal house in order again?"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-263) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
The great American credit machine Creating a consumer credit society in the 1920s A self-fulfilling prophecy The rise of credit cards The mortgage explosion The politics of credit Policy implications Prescription and outlook.