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John R. Talbott – Corruption Run Amuck and Nothing’s Changed!

His newest book, How I Predicted the Global Economic Crisis: The Most Amazing Book You’ll Never Read, is a great introduction to Talbott’s writings as it utilizes excerpts from his previous books as well as new exposition to demonstrate that this current economic crisis  was completely predictable, that it was avoidable and that it was not caused by normal business cycles or poor people trying to buy homes, but rather by an unethical and possibly criminal conspiracy of bankers, their lobbyists and corrupt politicians.

In the new book, Talbott examines why the doctrine of free markets works well for most industries, but fails miserably in the banking industry if left unregulated. And it shows that it makes little sense to attempt reform of Wall Street as long as the banking industry controls our congress through lobbying and campaign contributions.  If you don’t learn the real causes of our crisis it may end up costing you your job, your home, your savings and quite possibly, your country.

Formerly, an investment banker for Goldman Sachs and a Visiting Scholar at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, Talbott has since published peer reviewed academic research on democracy, inequality, AIDS prevention and developing country economics. He graduated from Cornell’s School of Engineering and received an MBA from UCLA. His work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the Boston Globe, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Herald Tribune, The New Republic, the Huffington Post and and he has appeared on television as a financial expert on CNN, Fox News, CNBC, CSPAN, MSNBC and CBS as well as on hundreds of radio programs.

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John R. Talbott – Selected Blogs and Articles from the Huffington Post

The Next Crisis Will Be Ten Times Bigger
Posted March 31, 2011 | 09:15:21 (EST)

Homes – Buy Now!
Posted December 20, 2011 | 15:21:48 (EST)

Through the Looking Glass and Into the Crazy World of Economics
80 Comments | Posted September 11, 2011 | 21:20:49 (EST)

What If Lobbyists Didn’t Exist?
31 Comments | Posted July 26, 2011 | 11:05:32 (EST)

Why No Banksters Have Been Arrested
Posted July 25, 2011 | 11:51:52 (EST)

The New High Tech Bubble
29 Comments | Posted July 20, 2011 | 09:16:15 (EST)

Who Caused the Crisis and Why Is the Recovery Taking Forever?
475 Comments | Posted July 12, 2011 | 23:24:34 (EST)

How Obama Can Fix the Housing Market and the Economy
364 Comments | Posted June 26, 2011 | 23:09:25 (EST)

Selected Posts from John’s Personal Blog - Stop the Lying!

The Failure of Financial Reform, Itemized

Posted: April 7, 2011