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The Courage to Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath

By Ben S Bernanke, Ben Bernanke

In 2006, Ben S. Bernanke was appointed chair of the Federal Reserve, the unexpected apex of a personal journey from small-town South Carolina to prestigious academic appointments and finally public service in Washington's halls of power.

There would be no time to celebrate.

The bursting of a housing bubble in 2007 exposed the hidden vulnerabilities of the global financial system, bringing it to the brink of meltdown. From the implosion of the investment bank Bear Stearns to the unprecedented bailout of insurance giant AIG, efforts to arrest the financial contagion consumed Bernanke and his team at the Fed. Around the clock, they fought the crisis with every tool at their disposal to keep the United States and world economies afloat.

Working with two U.S. presidents, and under fire from a fractious Congress and a public incensed by behavior on Wall Street, the Fed--alongside colleagues in the Treasury Department--successfully stabilized a teetering financial system. With creativity and decisiveness, they prevented an economic collapse of unimaginable scale and went on to craft the unorthodox programs that would help revive the U.S. economy and become the model for other countries.

Rich with detail of the decision-making process in Washington and indelible portraits of the major players, The Courage to Act recounts and explains the worst financial crisis and economic slump in America since the Great Depression, providing an insider's account of the policy response.



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Undoubtedly the best account we will ever have of how government and financial institutions dealt with what has come to be known as the Great Recession.
Revelatory the book sheds light on many of the smaller dramas that hang over this crucial period of world economic history."



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Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Publish date 05/02/2017
Pages 640
ISBN-13 9780393353990
ISBN-10 0393353990
Language English

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