|Book: _Homewreckers_ [was: 1 Bedroom unit at Cornerstone||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred H Olson (fholsoncohousing.org)|
|Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2020 06:42:43 -0800 (PST)|
Ron Ingram mentioned the book: _Homewreckers_ by Aaron Glantz, Pulitzer Prize Finalist 2019 by Custom House >From the book cover: > How a Gang of Wall Street Kingpins, Hedge Fund Magnates, Crooked > Banks, and Vulture Capitalists Suckered Millions Out of Their Homes > and Demolished the American Dream more aboout it below. We do not tend to think of cohousing as a political issue but there certainly are things related to affordable housing that should be political issues that affect cohousing. My wife suspects _Homewreckers_ covers some of the same ground as the book she read: 13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown by Simon Johnson, James Kwak 2010 by Pantheon https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7510517-13-bankers Fred -- Fred H. Olson Minneapolis,MN 55411 USA (near north Mpls) Email: fholson at cohousing.org 612-588-9532 My Link Pg: http://fholson.cohousing.org Here is more about _Homewreckers_ and the author from https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39937633-homewreckers In the spirit of Evicted, Bait and Switch, and The Big Short, a shocking, heart-wrenching investigation into America’s housing crisis and the modern-day robber barons who are making a fortune off the backs of the disenfranchised working and middle class—among them, Donald Trump and his inner circle. Two years before the housing market collapsed in 2008, Donald Trump looked forward to a crash: “I sort of hope that happens because then people like me would go in and buy,” he said. But our future president wasn’t alone. While millions of Americans suffered financial loss, tycoons pounced to heartlessly seize thousands of homes—their profiteering made even easier because, as prize-winning investigative reporter Aaron Glantz reveals in Homewreckers, they often used taxpayer money—and the Obama administration’s promise to cover their losses. In Homewreckers, Glantz recounts the transformation of straightforward lending into a morass of slivered and combined mortgage “products” that could be bought and sold, accompanied by a shift in priorities and a loosening of regulations and laws that made it good business to lend money to those who wouldn’t be able to repay. Among the men who laughed their way to the bank: Trump cabinet members Steve Mnuchin and Wilbur Ross, Trump pal and confidant Tom Barrack, and billionaire Republican cash cow Steve Schwarzman. Homewreckers also brilliantly weaves together the stories of those most ravaged by the housing crisis. The result is an eye-opening expose of the greed that decimated millions and enriched a gluttonous few. Aaron Glantz produces journalism with impact. A two-time Peabody Award-winner and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Glantz’s work has sparked more than a dozen Congressional hearings, the signing of new laws, and criminal probes by the DEA, FBI, Pentagon and Federal Trade Commission. Because of his reporting, 500,000 fewer U.S. military veterans face long waits for disability compensation, while 100,000 fewer veterans are prescribed highly addictive narcotics. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America and the PBS NewsHour, where his work has been honored with an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award and nominated for two national Emmy Awards. A senior reporter at Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting and a recent JSK Fellow at Stanford University, Glantz’s books include "Homewreckers: How a Gang of Wall Street Kingpins, Hedge Fund Magnates, Crooked Banks, and Vulture Capitalists Suckered Millions Out of Their Homes and Demolished the American Dream," "How America Lost Iraq," "The War Comes Home: Washington’s Battle Against America’s Veterans," and "Winter Solider Iraq and Afghanistan: Eyewitness Accounts of the Occupations", which he coauthored with Iraq Veterans Against the War.
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