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Preface. Chapter 1 Bamboozled. Chapter 2 What Didn't Cause the U.S. Housing Boom and Bust. Chapter 3 What Did Cause the U.S. Housing Boom and Bust. Chapter 4 The Contagion Spreads from Subprime to Prime. Chapter 5 How Low Will Housing Prices Go in the U.S.? Chapter 6 The U.S. Economy Was Not in Great Shape to Begin With. Chapter 7 The United States Enters a Long Recession. Chapter 8 The Global Economy Catches the Contagion. Chapter 9 Too Big to Fail?The $400 Trillion Derivatives Market. Chapter 10 Local Governments Feel the Pinch. Chapter 11 From Wall Street to Main Street. Chapter 12 Demographics Magnify Contagion. Chapter 13 Which Investments and Which Countries Will Weather the Storm the Best? Chapter 14 Stop the Bleeding. Chapter 15 No Future without Reform. Chapter 16 A Warning Shot Across the Bow. References. About the Author. Index.

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JOHN R. TALBOTT is a bestselling author, a former investment banker for Goldman Sachs, and previously a visiting scholar at UCLA's Anderson School of Management. For the last decade, he has been writing full-time as an author, publishing six books and numerous peer-reviewed academic journal articles on economics and politics. His books include Slave Wages; The Coming Crash in the Housing Market; Where America Went Wrong: And How to Regain Her Democratic Ideals; Sell Now!: The End of the Housing Bubble; and Obamanomics . Talbott has served as an economic advisor to a number of developing countries, including Jordan and Russia. He has appeared live on CNN, Fox News, CNNfn, CNBC, MSNBC, and CBS, and has published articles in the Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Philadelphia Examiner, San Francisco Chronicle, and Financial Times .

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