Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Introduction. Chapter One - Distrust of Wall Street in the 1920's. Chapter Two - The Assault on Wall Street. Chapter Three - Continuing the Assault. Chapter Four - Three Decades of Slow Change. Chapter Five - The Reagan Years. Chapter Six - Deregulation in the 1990s. Postscript - Is Deregulations Working? Bibliography. Notes. Index. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: A critical look at over 80 years of conflict, collusion, and corruption between financiers and politicians
Undue Influence paints a vivid portrait of the dealings between "the few", in this case members of Congress, the banking community, and the Fed, and sheds light on how radical new deregulatory measures could be introduced by unelected officials and then foisted upon Congress in the name of progress. In the process, the background of the new financial elite is examined-because they are markedly different than their predecessors of the 1920s and 1930s. Undue Influence also brings readers up to speed on other important issues, including how the financial elite has been able to perpetuate itself, how the markets lend themselves to these special interest groups, and how it is possible that after 80 years of financial regulation and regulatory bodies the same problems of financial malfeasance and fraud still plague the markets.
Charles R. Geisst (Oradell, NJ) is the author of 15 books, including Wheels of Fortune (0-471-47973-X), Deals of the Century (0-471-26397-4) and the bestsellers Wall Street: A History and 100 Years of Wall Street. Geisst has taught both political science and finance, worked in banking and finance on Wall Street and in London, as well as consulted. His articles have been published in the International Herald Tribune, Neue Zurcher Zeitung, Newsday, Wall Street Journal, and Euromoney.
Umschlagtext: The financial system of the United States is far from perfect, and over the years, politicians and financial professionals have engaged in fierce debates as to how the system should be run and regulated—if at all.
Undue Influence paints a vivid portrait of this longstanding battle by taking an in-depth look at the individuals and events that have shaped our financial system—for better or for worse—over the last eighty-five years. Beginning with the rise of the Wall Street elite in the early twentieth century, business historian and bestselling author Charles Geisst takes you on a fascinating journey that mixes money, power, and politics like never before.
Decade by decade, you'll be introduced to the financial institutions and individuals who've fought for an environment that suits their specific needs. You'll also become familiar with the political institutions and individuals who've attempted to balance the financial safety of trusting Americans with the ambitions of the financial elite.
You'll be there to watch how laws passed in the early part of the twentieth century—the Glass-Steagall Act and the Securities Act of 1933—created a safety net to protect America's financial system against undue influence by Wall Street and its constituents. You'll also learn how advances in financial innovation, along with the determination of some to ignore the law, created a situation where existing regulations proved too general in the face of an onslaught of new financial products. Spanning the decades, Geisst skillfully reveals how during the bull market of the 1920s, investment banks such as J.P. Morgan offered new issues of stock to preferred customers and friends at a favorable price, and how during the bull run of the late 1990s, financial institutions such as Citicorp took advantage of loopholes in certain laws to expand their operations beyond the existing legal limits.
With a historical perspective that only Geisst could provide, Undue Influence moves swiftly through the world of finance and investment—from the New Deal to the New Economy—to recount the power plays and political pressures that have shaped our financial world. Filled with in-depth insights and practical lessons, Undue Influence explains why, in the brave new world of financial services, the risks may be greater than ever before.
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