Homewreckers

Homewreckers[Download] ✤ Homewreckers By Aaron Glantz – Heartforum.co.uk 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 DreamIn the spirit of Evicted Bait and Swi 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 DreamIn 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 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 lossesIn 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 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 fewer US military veterans face long waits for disability compensation while .

Homewreckers MOBI Ä Ebook
  • ebook
  • 432 pages
  • Homewreckers
  • Aaron Glantz
  • English
  • 15 June 2016
  • 9780062869555

10 thoughts on “Homewreckers

  1. Aaron Glantz says:

    I wrote the book so of course I like itLeaving this here if you'd like to leave a comment I'll read it and respond

  2. Kimberly Cascio says:

    This is the book that will renew outrage about America’s wealth gap the state of American homeownership and the systemic corruption within the American financial system Are your eyes glazing over? Stop it because this book doesn’t just spill the tea about the housing bust as much as dumps the tea into a nearby harbor It’s an outrageous well sourced riveting account of how a few real estate moguls profited from the economic crisis that devastated millions Like some of the best crime documentaries Homewreckers has a nonstop take your breath away narrative unethical shell companies have gobbled up an absurd amount of foreclosed homes so grab some coffee and go read Homewreckers It’s a must read

  3. Nancy says:

    I won this in a Goodreads giveawayAn in depth look at where deregulation has led us

  4. Thomas Kelley says:

    If you have seen the movie or read the book The Big Short you need to read this book also If not you still need to read this book it is very informative The main focus of this book is the housing bubble and collapse of the banks and the housing market around 2007 and 2008 This book should make you mad I will not go in to a lot of detail because I feel it will give a lot of the details But I will say I cannot believe how our government gives things away This is not a one sided political that finds fault with one political party as it finds fault with many different presidents including the last two administrations It does cover a lot of the individuals that are advising or surrounding our current President And I thought he drained the swamp after reading this it makes you wonder Every citizen should read this book I received an ARC from Netgalley

  5. Dixie says:

    I am still reading this book So far what I have read has been a real eye opener about all the greedy pals of #45 and how they took advantage of the poor souls losing their homes to foreclosures in 2008 I think it should be read by not only all Americans but globally This should become a book reuirement in schools as well Kudos to the author

  6. Lacy Zusammen says:

    I would like to think that if this book had been published before the election that we wouldn't have Trump as President or Steve Mnuchin running the Treasury because the people who voted for him would be outraged that they were the cause of many of the issues they thought this administration would solve and that they gleefully did as much to profit from it and ensure it worked out only in favor of the wealthy But too many people don't bother educating themselves beyond the carefully controlled info Fox News doles out so even coming out before this election this info will sadly only continue to outrage the people who already outraged with the system to begin with

  7. Steve Peifer says:

    Horrifying portrait of a government that did much to CAUSE the financial crisis by taking their eyes off the ball and then since they couldn’t be bothered to run the banks they had to take over gave sweetheart deals to people who didn’t get how important home ownership was to the economic foundation of the country They didn’t care They just made a uick buck One of them is the Secretary of the TreasuryI understand how too many government regulations can make it hard for a business but this book reminds you why government is needed There are a lot of crooks out there

  8. SFHelmut says:

    If you are not angry after finishing Homewreckers you weren't paying attentionNot that Glantz does not show us signs of hope but they are subsumed by the missed opportunities that our leaders had to make things better for the nation Housing as a topic bores people The vast majority of Americans would rather watch sports than think about housing policy The irony is of course that by the time the game is over the game is very much over Glantz draws back the curtain to show us all how this game is played There are two sets of rules One for the regular people and one for the predators who eat them This was an excellent read

  9. Grant says:

    Aaron Glantz has done an amazing job here Just when you think you've heard all about the GFC and subseuent bail outs Glantz hits you with the stories professional government grifters who enrich themselves off the backs of the tax paying people of America READ THIS BOOK And try not to punch a hole in the wall as take in the amount of corporate welfare that has ended up in the pockets of the tax dodging elite few

  10. Lynn says:

    This a meandering and complex book about how government laws prompted people to speculate in real estate causing a housing crisis several times in recent American history Especially the crisis in 2006 Now these men are in the government They are changing the laws in their favor The author thinks things can change Not an easy read and pretty co fusing to me but these people are really bad

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