A team of scholars with backgrounds in criminology, sociology,
economics, business, government regulation, and law examine the
historical, social, and cultural causes of the 2008 economic
crisis. Essays probe the workings of the toxic subprime loan
industry, the role of external auditors, the consequences of Wall
Street deregulation, the manipulations of alpha hedge fund
managers, and the "Ponzi-like" culture of contemporary... more...