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The Great American Housing Bubble: The Road to Collapse

ISBN: 9780313382284
Publisher: Praeger
Publication Date: 2011-02-18
Number of pages: 256
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This meticulously documented work sets forth the major causes of the greatest asset bubble in world economic history―the American housing bubble, which began in 1940 and collapsed in 2007.

• Extracts from major legislation―federal, state, and local―that promoted the creation of the housing bubble

• An introductory essay illuminating the broad features of Western capitalism and the financial and government institutions that have evolved to promote and regulate it, notably in the United States

• A detailed chronology orienting readers to the sequence and context of events

• A glossary of important financial and regulatory terms and terms used by those in the housing industry

• An appendix of governmental agencies and private institutions and think tanks involved in various aspects of the financial crisis

• A bibliography listing hundreds of sources, from articles and periodicals to books and treatises

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