"The greatest economic calamity in a generation has now swept from Wall Street through Main Street, to Iceland, Europe, and beyond. Barry Ritholtz not only saw the financial tidal wave coming, but tried to warn us before it hit, when few believed anything like it could happen. Now that clean-up is at hand, who better to explain what went wrong? Read this book: when Barry Ritholtz speaks, as the saying goes, attention must be paid.x"
|--Jeff Matthews Author, Pilgrimage to Warren Buffett's Omaha|
"This thrilling page-turner is really a doctoral thesis in disguise on the history of financial debacles and the inner workings of the global financial system and modern economics. Barry is truly one of Wall Street's important thinkers and rising stars. Bravo Barry!"
|--Jeffrey A. Hirsch Editor-in-Chief, Stock Trader's Almanac|
"Barry Ritholtz, long known to readers of The Big Picture for telling it like it is, does exactly that in Bailout Nation. With sparkling clarity and his inimitable brashness, Barry names names and tells you where to look for the bodies who are profiting from the unprecedented $8 trillion government bailout."
|--Michelle Leder Author, Financial Fine Print and Footnoted|
"Part history lesson, part social commentary, part in-depth analysis, Bailout Nation serves up a riveting indictment of the age of hubris and excess."
|--Michael Panzner Financial Armageddon|
"As Wall Street wizards were turning into welfare kings, Barry Ritholtz was there to chronicle ...