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Zombie Banks: How Broken Banks and Debtor Nations are Crippling the Global Economy by YALMAN ONARAN

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Cast of Characters

Joaquín Almunia
European Union competition commissioner—Caught in a tug of war with German authorities over the future of the landesbanks.
Gunnar Andersen
Head of Iceland’s banking regulator since April 2009
Árni Páll Árnason
Iceland’s economy minister since September 2010
Sheila Bair
Chairman of the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. 2006–2011—She fought to restrict the use of taxpayer money for the rescue of failing banks and advocated stronger rules to prevent new zombies.
John Bruton
Ireland’s prime minister 1994–1997, EU’s ambassador to the United States 2004–2009
Joan Burton
Ireland’s social protection minister since March 2011—While she was in opposition prior to that, vocal critic of the previous government’s lenience toward ...

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