The Banking Crisis

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  • Copyright: 2010-04-30
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Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints?p. 11
Introductionp. 14
What Caused the Banking Crisis?
Chapter Prefacep. 22
The Banking Crisis Was Caused by Bankers' Greed and Government Complicityp. 24
Misguided Government Policies, Not Bankers' Greed, Caused the Banking Crisisp. 37
The Banking Crisis Was Caused by a Lack of Regulationp. 50
Deregulation Did Not Cause the Banking Crisisp. 60
Excessive Compensation Packages Contributed to the Banking Crisisp. 66
Not All Banks Have Excessive Executive Compensation Packagesp. 75
The Banking Crisis Was Caused by Excessive Debtp. 80
Periodical Bibliographyp. 87
Is the U.S. Banking System in Jeopardy?
Chapter Prefacep. 89
The Economy Is Turning Aroundp. 91
The Economy Will Not Turn Around Until Structural Flaws Are Fixedp. 97
Bailouts Are Necessary to Restore the Banking Systemp. 106
Bailouts Are Bad for the Economyp. 115
Some Banks Are Too Big to Let Failp. 122
Big Banks Should Be Allowed to Failp. 130
Periodical Bibliographyp. 139
How Should the U.S. Banking System Be Fixed?
Chapter Prefacep. 141
Banks Should Be Nationalizedp. 143
Nationalizing Banks Will Not Workp. 149
More Regulation of Banking Is Neededp. 153
Reinventing Regulationp. 159
If Banks Are Too Big to Fail, Take an Ax to Themp. 164
Big Banks Should Not Be Broken Upp. 168
Small Banks Can Help Solve the Banking Crisisp. 176
Executive Compensation of Bankers Needs to Be Fixedp. 188
Regulating Executive Compensation Will Not Solve the Banking Problemp. 197
Periodical Bibliographyp. 204
What Role Did Foreign Investment Play in the U.S. Banking Crisis?
Chapter Prefacep. 206
Foreign Tax Havens Contributed to the Banking Crisisp. 208
Foreign Tax Havens Did Not Contribute to the Banking Crisisp. 218
China Contributed to the Banking Crisisp. 224
China Did Not Cause the Banking Crisisp. 230
Periodical Bibliographyp. 234
Glossaryp. 235
For Further Discussionp. 240
Organizations to Contactp. 243
Bibliography of Booksp. 250
Indexp. 254
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