- Tapa dura: 580 páginas
- Editor: Random House LCC US (6 de mayo de 2014)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0804138591
- ISBN-13: 978-0804138598
- Valoración media de los clientes: 2 opiniones de clientes
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Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises (Inglés) Tapa dura – 6 may 2014
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A Financial Times Best Book of 2014
"He's written a really good book -- we might as well get that out of the way, as so much else about Timothy F. Geithner remains unsettled... There's hardly a moment in Geithner's story when the reader feels he is being anything but straightforward -- a near-superhuman feat for someone who spent so much time in public life defending himself from careless and dishonest personal attacks. The decisions he made are easier to criticize than they are to improve upon. I doubt many readers will put his book down and think the man did anything but his best. On his feet he might have stammered and wavered. That in itself was always a sign he was unusually brave." -Michael Lewis, New York Times Book Review
"Sensational . . . Tim's book will forever be the definitive work on what causes financial panics and what must be done to stem them when they occur." --Warren Buffett "Very few important subjects in American history have been the subject of as much disinformation and deliberate distortion as the events surrounding the financial crisis that broke in 2008. Tim Geithner's candid, clear-headed, and refreshingly self-effacing account of his role in formulating the federal government's response is a very welcome antidote. Geithner's book is a triple threat: it is first-rate economic history, insightful political science, and, most important, a cogent exposition of the importance of adhering to the policies adopted in the aftermath of the crisis if we are to succeed in diminishing the likelihood of any recurrence." --Barney Frank "Stress Test is an absolutely compelling account of the financial crisis, written in a clear, graceful style with striking honesty at every step along the way. Timothy Geithner brings a complex story to life with telling anecdotes and personal reflections." --Doris Kearns Goodwin "This is a lucid, fascinating, and extremely important book. Every American should read it. Geithner does something unusual: he engages in substance. With both insight and humility, plus a good dose of wry humor, he explains what really happened during the financial crisis. No matter your political persuasion, you will find this book educational, enlightening, and interesting." --Walter Isaacson "The country owes Tim Geithner great appreciation for his role in overcoming the financial crisis of 2008. He has now indebted it further with writing a thoughtful, very readable and informative account of the conduct of policy at the edge of disaster." --Henry A. Kissinger
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Stress Test is the story of Tim Geithners education in financial crises.
As president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and then as President Barack Obamas secretary of the Treasury, Timothy F. Geithner helped the United States navigate the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, from boom to bust to rescue to recovery. In a candid, riveting, and historically illuminating memoir, he takes readers behind the scenes of the crisis, explaining the hard choices and politically unpalatable decisions he made to repair a broken financial system and prevent the collapse of the Main Street economy. This is the inside story of how a small group of policy makersin a thick fog of uncertainty, with unimaginably high stakeshelped avoid a second depression but lost the American people doing it. Stress Test is also a valuable guide to how governments can better manage financial crises, because this one wont be the last.
Stress Test reveals a side of Secretary Geithner the public has never seen, starting with his childhood as an American abroad. He recounts his early days as a young Treasury official helping to fight the international financial crises of the 1990s, then describes what he saw, what he did, and what he missed at the New York Fed before the Wall Street boom went bust. He takes readers inside the room as the crisis began, intensified, and burned out of control, discussing the most controversial episodes of his tenures at the New York Fed and the Treasury, including the rescue of Bear Stearns; the harrowing weekend when Lehman Brothers failed; the searing crucible of the AIG rescue as well as the furor over the firms lavish bonuses; the battles inside the Obama administration over his widely criticized but ultimately successful plan to end the crisis; and the bracing fight for the most sweeping financial reforms in more than seventy years. Secretary Geithner also describes the aftershocks of the crisis, including the administrations efforts to address high unemployment, a series of brutal political battles over deficits and debt, and the drama over Europes repeated flirtations with the economic abyss.
Secretary Geithner is not a politician, but he has things to say about politicsthe silliness, the nastiness, the toll it took on his family. But in the end, Stress Test is a hopeful story about public service. In this revealing memoir, Tim Geithner explains how America withstood the ultimate stress test of its political and financial systems.
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This book should not be taken as "stand-alone" but read in the context of all the other ones out there about the crisis itself. It helps one to form their opinions in a clear and more fair way in my opinion.
Finally, this book also help show that the work of the Treasury, Federal Reserve, and other institutions that prevented the crisis relied on countless individuals who never get recognized for their hard work and countless hours helping make this country better. My admiration and gratitude only got bigger after reading this account.