On The Brink

Hank Paulson



Fast-paced and dramatic re-telling of the financial crisis that nearly bought the developed world to its knees.

Hank Paulson was at the absolute epicentre of the recent economic storm, and his account of how he dealt with the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression makes for absolutely fascinating reading. The book contains all the decisive moments in the economic crisis, including the pivotal meetings with mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as well as Paulson's personal recollections of and conversations with President Bush, President Obama, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and current Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. As well as detailing the major decisions taken during the crisis, Paulson also puts forth the policies he believes need to be implemented to take us securely into the future.

What will you learn from this book

  1. Inside Perspective on the Financial Crisis: The book likely provides an insider's view of the 2008 financial crisis, offering insights into the decisions and actions taken by policymakers during that critical time.

  2. Role of the U.S. Treasury: Hank Paulson served as the Secretary of the Treasury under President George W. Bush during the financial crisis. The book may detail the Treasury's role in responding to the crisis and the challenges faced in stabilizing the financial system.

  3. Emergency Measures: Given the severity of the crisis, the book may discuss the emergency measures taken by the U.S. government, including the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and other interventions to prevent a complete economic collapse.

  4. Global Implications: The financial crisis had widespread global implications. Paulson's book might touch upon the international dimensions of the crisis and collaborative efforts with other nations to address its impact.

  5. Bank Bailouts and Controversies: The book could address the controversial decisions surrounding the bailout of major financial institutions and the debates that ensued about the role of government in the economy.

  6. Market Reactions: Details about how financial markets responded to the crisis and the government's interventions may be discussed, shedding light on the complexities of managing economic turmoil.

  7. Reflections on Leadership: Hank Paulson's leadership during the crisis might be a central theme, exploring the challenges he faced and the tough decisions he had to make to stabilize the economy.

  8. Lessons Learned: The book may offer reflections on lessons learned from the 2008 financial crisis, both in terms of policy responses and potential reforms to prevent similar crises in the future.

Language English
ISBN-10 9780755360543
No of pages 458
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Published Date 04 Feb 2010

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