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High rollers [electronic resource] : inside the savings and loan debacle / Martin Lowy.

By: Lowy, Martin E.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Praeger : [Distributed to the trade by National Book Network], 1991Description: 1 online resource (x, 321 p.).ISBN: 9780313368967 (electronic bk.); 0313368961 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Savings and loan associations -- Corrupt practices -- United States | Savings and loan associations -- Deregulation -- United States | Savings and loan associations -- State supervision -- United States | Savings and loan bailout, 1989-1995 | Business -- Management | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Finance | Spaarbanken | Deregulering | Bausparkasse | Bankenkrise | Deregulierung | Wirtschaftskriminalit�at | USA | Geschichte 1980-1990 | Loan institutions | United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: High rollers.DDC classification: 332.3/2/0973 Other classification: 83.50 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Fixed rates in a volatile world -- How insured S & Ls fail -- Dick Pratt figures out how to run a bankrupt federal insurance fund -- The false spring of 1983 -- Real estate lending 101 -- Permissive loan fee accounting : the linchpin -- Mammon against the God of home ownership -- Ed Gray tries to cope and the world goes galloping by -- The big Texas disaster -- The laws trash the trash -- Silverado, Lincoln and CenTrust -- The junk bond connection -- Fraud and misconduct 101 -- Wall Street remakes the mortgage business -- Politics as usual : everybody fiddles while the FSLIC burns -- Danny Wall and the 1988 deals -- FIRREA -- What caused how much of the losses? -- High rollers -- Evaluating deregulation -- Because banks are where the money is -- The importance of counting -- Avoid complexity that no one can understand -- Supervision and enforcement -- Regulation can't tame technology or market forces -- Deposit insurance reform -- The future of thrift institutions -- Appendix : dynamics of a broke S & L.
Summary: Lowy avoids the easy answers, like blaming it on fraud and greed, and explains how something of this magnitude could occur under the noses of those who should have protected the taxpayer.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [311]-316) and index.

Fixed rates in a volatile world -- How insured S & Ls fail -- Dick Pratt figures out how to run a bankrupt federal insurance fund -- The false spring of 1983 -- Real estate lending 101 -- Permissive loan fee accounting : the linchpin -- Mammon against the God of home ownership -- Ed Gray tries to cope and the world goes galloping by -- The big Texas disaster -- The laws trash the trash -- Silverado, Lincoln and CenTrust -- The junk bond connection -- Fraud and misconduct 101 -- Wall Street remakes the mortgage business -- Politics as usual : everybody fiddles while the FSLIC burns -- Danny Wall and the 1988 deals -- FIRREA -- What caused how much of the losses? -- High rollers -- Evaluating deregulation -- Because banks are where the money is -- The importance of counting -- Avoid complexity that no one can understand -- Supervision and enforcement -- Regulation can't tame technology or market forces -- Deposit insurance reform -- The future of thrift institutions -- Appendix : dynamics of a broke S & L.

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Lowy avoids the easy answers, like blaming it on fraud and greed, and explains how something of this magnitude could occur under the noses of those who should have protected the taxpayer.

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High rollers by Lowy, Martin E. ©1991
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