Wir haben eine für Screen-Reader optimierte Seite erstellt. Um die Barrierefreiheit unserer Seite für Sie zu verbessern, bieten wir Ihnen eine einfacher zu navigierenden Seite an. Diese finden Sie unter der Web-Adresse www.audible.de/access.
In Fed We Trust Hörbuch

In Fed We Trust: Ben Bernanke's War on the Great Panic

Regulärer Preis:24,95 €
  • Details zum Angebot:
    • 1 Hörbuch pro Monat
    • 30 Tage kostenlos testen
    • Dann 9,95 € pro Monat
    • Jederzeit kündbar
  • - oder -

Inhaltsangabe

"Whatever it takes."

That was Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's vow as the worst financial panic in more than 50 years gripped the world and he struggled to avoid the once unthinkable: a repeat of the Great Depression.

Brilliant but temperamentally cautious, Bernanke researched and wrote about the causes of the Depression during his career as an academic. Then, when thrust into a role as one of the most important people in the world, he was compelled to boldness by circumstances he never anticipated.

The president of the United States can respond instantly to a missile attack with America's military might, but he cannot respond to a financial crisis with real money unless Congress acts. The Fed chairman can. Bernanke did. Under his leadership the Fed spearheaded the biggest government intervention in more than half a century and effectively became the fourth branch of government, with no direct accountability to the nation's voters.

Believing that the economic catastrophe of the 1930s was largely the fault of a sluggish and wrongheaded Federal Reserve, Bernanke was determined not to repeat that epic mistake. In this penetrating look inside the most powerful economic institution in the world, David Wessel illuminates its opaque and undemocratic inner workings, while revealing how the Bernanke Fed led the desperate effort to prevent the world's financial engine from grinding to a halt.

In piecing together the fullest, most authoritative, and alarming picture yet of this decisive moment in our nation's history, In Fed We Trust answers the most critical questions. Among them:

  • What did Bernanke and his team at the Fed know, and what took them by surprise? Which of their actions stretched - or even ripped through- the Fed's legal authority?
  • Which chilling numbers and indicators made them feel they had no choice?
  • What were they thinking at pivotal moments during the race to sell Bear Stearns, the unsuccessful quest to sa...

    ©2009 David Wessel; (P)2009 Random House

  • Kritikerstimmen

    "David Wessel brings his deep knowledge of the Federal Reserve and U.S. politics and economics to a topic that will be studied by historians for decades to come....No one can understand what happened and what did not happen without reading this book." (Joseph E. Stiglitz, winner of the Nobel Prize in economics and author of Globalization and its Discontents)

    Das könnte Ihnen auch gefallen

    Hörerrezensionen

    Bewertung

    5.0 (1 )
    5 Sterne
     (1)
    4 Sterne
     (0)
    3 Sterne
     (0)
    2 Sterne
     (0)
    1 Stern
     (0)
    Gesamt
    5.0 (1 )
    5 Sterne
     (1)
    4 Sterne
     (0)
    3 Sterne
     (0)
    2 Sterne
     (0)
    1 Stern
     (0)
    Geschichte
    5.0 (1 )
    5 Sterne
     (1)
    4 Sterne
     (0)
    3 Sterne
     (0)
    2 Sterne
     (0)
    1 Stern
     (0)
    Sprecher


    Leider liegen hier noch keine Rezensionen vor.

    Missbrauch melden

    Entspricht diese Rezension nicht unseren Richtlinien für Rezensionen oder ist in anderer Weise unzumutbar und sollte deshalb von unserer Website entfernt werden? Dann klicken Sie bitte auf "Bei Audible melden".

    Abbrechen

    Vielen Dank!

    Wir werden die Rezension prüfen und das Nötige veranlassen.