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Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises (udgave 2014)

af Timothy F. Geithner

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Stress Test is the story of Tim Geithner??s education in financial crises.

 
As president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and then as President Barack Obama??s 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 makers??in a thick fog of uncertainty, with unimaginably high stakes??helped 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 won??t 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 firm??s 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 administration??s efforts to address high unemployment, a series of brutal political battles over deficits and debt, and the drama over Europe??s repeated flirtations with the economic abyss.

Secretary Geithner is not a politician, but he has things to say about politics??the 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
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Titel:Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises
Forfattere:Timothy F. Geithner
Info:Crown (2014), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 592 pages
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I think I've read most of the books available about the financial crisis of 2008, and still only have a superficial understanding of the cause and long term effects. Many were written in the immediate collapse of the Wall Street firms, and I thought Geithner's book, "Stress Test" might add additional perspective by looking back over time to judge the effectiveness of steps taken by the Government and the Fed to prevent a full depression.

Proponents of the Wall Street Bailout and the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) claim​ that saving those banks was absolutely required to prevent a full depression, with even worse consequences. Most of the money has since been re-payed, so the taxpayer burden was minor, especially when thinking that tens of millions of jobs may have been lost without that action being taken, not to mention the millions of additional homes which would have been foreclosed upon. Also, at this point in time, the economy has basically recovered, and unemployment rates have returned to pre-2008 levels.

On the other hand, critics point out that we've fixed nothing, and those big banks are bigger than ever, still make risky decisions, and remain "to big to fail", meaning without reform, we'll face this same crisis again in the future, with probable harder choices to make. It remains uncertain if the similar threats to the economy in the future have been prevented. Many people bristle at the thought of more regulations, but I didn't get the sense from Geithner's book that that Dodd-Frank reforms were adequate to prevent another similar crisis, especially as bank lobbies strive to chip away at its requirements.

But these two perspectives, and unprovable arguments, are what make thos Thanksgiving dinner discussion with your crazy uncle so interesting. Both sides can be argued well after desert and coffee have been served. Geithner, for his part, being part of the "fix", obviously has his opinion, which he shares in his book. What I liked about the book is his openness and clarity about the choices ​the ​financial advisors in ​both ​the Bush and Obama Administrations had to make. Choices were hard, outcome uncertain, and previous comparable experiences mostly irrelevant. Geithner tells his side of the story as to how and why those tough choices were made. ( )
  rsutto22 | Jul 15, 2021 |
Great read. Whatever your political affiliation, or stance on the financial crisis, this is worth a read! ( )
  allkindsofbooks | Feb 17, 2021 |
Pretty good listen. I thought Geithner came off very well in it - smart, caring, reasonable, and modest. While I've probably read enough on the financial crisis, there wasn't as much new there, I don't think I appreciated his role in (or had seen his perspective on the value of) the stress test. Everything else seemed to largely mesh with where my less educated views have landed, so that was gratifying. Maybe would have been only a four star to read, but as an audiobook it moved along at a decent pace and I liked that he read it himself so I got to hear him tell about the events in his own voice. ( )
  TravbudJ | Sep 15, 2018 |
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 Deals with issues far bigger than anything on the Man Booker long list. -- Anne Ashworth The Times 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. -- Doris Kearns Goodwin This is a lucid, fascinating, and extremely important book ... 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 A fascinating memoir about life in the maelstrom of the financial crisis ... Earlier books have described much of what happened that September, but Geithner was present for all the frantic meetings, the thousands of phone calls - and in the case of Lehman, the failure to find a buyer that could keep it alive. New problems cropped up almost weekly, if not daily. He explains each in easy-to-understand language and what the issues were that shaped the responses... There could be another crisis someday, of course, but what Geithner and his colleagues did has made one far less likely. USA Today
  Documentatie | Oct 6, 2016 |
interesting but biased accounting of the financial crisis in the late 2000's. The book would have been better if it was half as long. ( )
  Darwa | Mar 18, 2016 |
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Biography & Autobiography. Business. Politics. Nonfiction. HTML:

New York Times Bestseller

Washington Post Bestseller

Los Angeles Times Bestseller

Stress Test is the story of Tim Geithner??s education in financial crises.

 
As president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and then as President Barack Obama??s 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 makers??in a thick fog of uncertainty, with unimaginably high stakes??helped 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 won??t 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 firm??s 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 administration??s efforts to address high unemployment, a series of brutal political battles over deficits and debt, and the drama over Europe??s repeated flirtations with the economic abyss.

Secretary Geithner is not a politician, but he has things to say about politics??the 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

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