Bethany McLean - Shaky Ground: The Strange Saga of the U.S. Mortgage Giants

Thursday, September 17, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Senior writer and editor at large for Fortune, McLean made her name as a young investigative reporter in 2001 with her skeptical writing on Enron, work she developed into The Smartest Guys In the Room, co-authored with Peter Elkind. In her third book, the author of All the Devils Are Here looks at the dangerous ramifications of the “conservatorship” system Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae have been operating in since 2008. With their profits used to pay down the federal deficit, the agencies are low on reserves, which could cause their major investors, including China, Russia, and Japan, to lose confidence and pull out—sparking a global crisis.

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$12.99
ISBN: 9780990976301
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Published: Columbia Global Reports - September 14th, 2015

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