The 86 Biggest Lies on Wall Street
By John R. Talbott
(Seven Stories Press, Hardcover, 9781583228876, 256pp.)
Publication Date: June 8, 2009
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How strong was the American economy going into the present crisis? How strong will it be a year from now? How about five years from now? Investors and citizens around the world realize, as never before, that we were misled—lied to—about the stability of our financial system. But what now?
John R. Talbott's ingenious new book, The 86 Biggest Lies on Wall Street, exposes the lies and then exposes us to the truth of what it will take to rebuild our economy. As a former investment banker at Goldman Sachs, Talbott knows firsthand how the financial system operates and what it will take to fix it. As the "oracle" who predicted the housing crisis in his 2003 book, The Coming Crash in the Housing Market, warned of a global banking crisis in his 2006 book, Sell Now, and called the election for Obama when the senator from Illinois was still the underdog in Obamanomics, Talbott' s revelations about how the Street and the economy really work are as clear-eyed and undeniable as his predictions and recommendations for our economic future are tough, sensible and exciting. We may ignore them at our own peril.
What will people be talking about in years to come? To find out, read John Talbott now.
A former investment banker for Goldman Sachs, JOHN R. TALBOTT is the author of seven books on economics and politics, including The Coming Crash of the Housing Market, Obamanomics, Contagion, and The 86 Biggest Lies on Wall Street. He has appeared on CNN, Fox News, CNBC, CBS Marketwatch and written for the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, and the Boston Globe.