Makers and Takers

Makers and Takers The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business

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Publisher's Synopsis

Drawing on in-depth reporting and exclusive interviews at the highest rungs of Wall Street and Washington, Foroohar shows how this phenomenon of our best and brightest companies behaving like glorfied banks is solidifying Wall Street's reign over Main Street, widening the gap between rich and poor, hampering economic progress, and threatening the future of the American Dream. Exploring the forces that have led American businesses to favor banking over innovating, balancing-sheet engineering over the actual kind, and the pursuit of short-term corporate profits over job creation, she shows how the infiltration of financialised thinking is so gravely harming our economy and society and why these issues matter so deeply and urgently to us all. Through colourful stories of both "Takers"--the financiers destroying jobs, increasing economic inequality, and stiflng job creation--and also of "Makers"-- the companies and communities where finance has been put back into the service of the real economy--she'll reveal how we can reverse these trends for a better path forward

Book information

ISBN: 9780553447231
Publisher: Crown Business
Imprint: Crown Business
Pub date:
DEWEY: 332.0973
DEWEY edition: 23
Number of pages: xi, 388
Weight: 642g
Height: 244mm
Width: 166mm
Spine width: 35mm