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The final intense debate among the seven judges came down to a choice between Fault Lines and Too Big to Fail , Andrew Ross Sorkin's acclaimed minute-by-minute analysis of the collapse of Lehman Brothers.
The book identifies the flaws that helped cripple the world financial system, prescribes potential remedies, but also warns that unless policymakers push through painful reforms, the world could be plunged into renewed turmoil.
Greedy Wall Street bankers, especially at Goldman Sachs. The right has figured it out, too: It was government's fault, especially Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Fault lines along the tectonic plates of the global economy pushed big government and big finance to a financial earthquake.
To him, this was a Greek tragedy in which traders and bankers, congressmen and subprime borrowers all played their parts until the drama reached the inevitably painful end. Rajan plays Cassandra, of course.
But just when you're about to cast him as a University of Chicago free-market stereotype, he surprises by identifying the widening gap between rich and poor as a big cause of the calamity. With the downloading power of many middle-class households lagging behind the cost of living, there was an urgent demand for credit.
The financial industry, with encouragement from the government, responded by supplying home-equity loans, subprime mortgages, and auto loans. The side effects of unrestrained credit growth turned out to be devastating--a possibility most economists had failed to consider. Not greedy bankers, not reckless homeowners, but the ever widening-gulf between the rich and the poor? And what if the lack of social services--like health care--made things much, much worse? This is the startling new theory from Raghuram Rajan.
There is an embarrassment of causes--especially embarrassing when you recall how few people saw where they might lead. Raghuram Rajan. That gives his novel and sometimes surprising thesis added authority. He argues in his excellent new book that the roots of the calamity go wider and deeper still.
This makes his new book, Fault Lines , worthy of consideration amidst the rampant speculation about the causes of the financial crisis.
Fault Lines is valuable primarily for its clear explanation of unintended economic consequences from well-meaning government intervention.
Rajan then puts forward broad policy recommendations to ward off a future problem. Rajan's book takes a comprehensive look at what got us into the crisis and offers an intriguing approach to avoiding another one.
It's brief, well-written, and extremely interesting. I would definitely recommend adding it to your financial crisis reading list. Along with revamping Wall Street's pay system, he offers innovative ideas on building capital buffers into the global credit system, obviating much of the need for bailouts of companies deemed too big or too enmeshed in the financial system to fail.
No short summary can do justice to this well-written, insightful, and nuanced study.
Rajan delivered a stark warning to the world's top bankers: They laughed it off. In the wake of the collapse that followed, Rajan has written a new book, Fault Lines: Like many defenders of the market, Rajan urges us not to demonize the bankers. But it's this fiscal conservative's focus on inequality that makes him stand out from the pack.
The growing wage gap, he argues, is a hidden driver of financial instability, putting constant pressure on politicians to enact short-term fixes. Raghuram Rajan's analysis of the global financial crisis remains highly relevant and deserves to be widely read.
Rajan shows how the individual choices that collectively brought about the economic meltdown--made by bankers, government officials, and ordinary homeowners--were rational responses to a flawed global financial order in which the incentives to take on risk are incredibly out of step with the dangers those risks pose.
He traces the deepening fault lines in a world overly dependent on the indebted American consumer to power global economic growth and stave off global downturns. He exposes a system where America's growing inequality and thin social safety net create tremendous political pressure to encourage easy credit and keep job creation robust, no matter what the consequences to the economy's long-term health; and where the U.
In Fault Lines , Rajan demonstrates how unequal access to education and health care in the United States puts us all in deeper financial peril, even as the economic choices of countries like Germany, Japan, and China place an undue burden on America to get its policies right. He outlines the hard choices we need to make to ensure a more stable world economy and restore lasting prosperity.
Of the many books written in the wake of our recent economic meltdown, this is the one that gets it right.
Akerlof, coauthor of Animal Spirits and Identity Economics.
Raghuram G. Rajan is the Eric J. He is the coauthor of Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists Princeton.