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In Financial Shock, Mr. Zandi provides a concise and lucid account of the economic, political, and regulatory forces behind this binge.
Acknowledgments . . . viii
About the Author . . . ix
Introduction . . . 1
Chapter 1: Subprime Précis . . . 9
Chapter 2: Sizing Up Subprime . . . 33
Chapter 3: Everyone Should Own a Home . . . 49
Chapter 4: Chairman Greenspan Counts on Housing . . . 67
Chapter 5: Global Money Men Want a Piece . . . 81
Chapter 6: Bad Lenders Drive Out the Good . . . 97
Chapter 7: Financial Engineers and Their Creations . . . 113
Chapter 8: Home Builders Run Aground . . . 131
Chapter 9: As the Regulatory Cycle Turns . . . 145
Chapter 10: Boom, Bubble, Bust, and Crash . . . 161
Chapter 11: Credit Crunch . . . 175
Chapter 12: Timid Policymakers Turn Bold . . . 193
Chapter 13: Economic Fallout . . . 233
Chapter 14: Back to the Future . . . 251
Endnotes . . . 273
Index . . . 285