The Great Deformation By David Stockman Online. Book Details: Language: English Published Original Language Unknown, Isbn: , Publisher. DAVID A. STOCKMAN 18 The Great Deformation of Capital Markets: How Wall Street. Got Huge .. the roots of the Great Deformation, difficult in the extreme. David Stockman not only cites Mises and Hazlitt, among other The main theme of The Great Deformation is stated clearly on the first page of.

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Books by David A. Stockman also makes the good point that with help of TARP, and all the other Quantitative Easings that have gone on since then with the help of the Federal Reserve, the fear mongering could take root in Washington and revive all the old Keynesian arguments that have failed time and time again, and give an excuse to not only have the Federal Reserve print more money, but also create basically the 2nd New Deal.

Futures trading, which should have been used only to hedge the risks of agricultural producers, strayed into financial futures, allowed the financial sector to multiply exponentially in size, enabled the Salomon Brothers “bond arb” and led to the LTCM disaster and bailout of No wonder he triggers wild angry, hatred and revenge.

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In this regard, Friedman and his fellow Chicagoans were no different from Samuelsonian statists. This strain of economics owing from the Austrian School married with ultra-right wing ideology has formulated a market perspective that essentially says that neo-liberalism just aint liberal enough.

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The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America

Worse, he repeats this problem from paragraph A again in paragraph C, a form of redundancy that appears in grsat book often. In this he has made a seminal contribution. If there is a risk of losing money, the interest rate charged to borrow money for a venture should be proportional to that risk.

All this is to say that David Stockman is full of shit. Nixon was the president whose fate it was to break that link while doing what every politician in the history has done, which is to buy the public’s approval with tax dollars. These days are now numbered. This book is absolutely, positively essential for anyone teh even remotely interested in economics, finance or American history. But my problem with it, still being young enough at 39 to feel like I have freedom to deformatipn, is that so much of that cost burden was undertook without my consent, ideologically or otherwise.

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Insider view from the world of high finance. Regardless, this book is nothing short of a tour de force.

The Federal Reserve emerged to become the agent of fiscal budgetary and monetary destruction beginning greah the term of Alan Greenspan.

This book is excruciating.

Each uncovers a different piece of corruption that, when added up, reveals a frightening picture of our government today. This book shows that the truth of the matter is this is what capitalism becomes when it aligns itself with government force, when, just as in the mercantilist days before the founding of this republic, governments establishes themselves as the controllers of all things, to whom all must appeal to buy privilege and receive a taxpayer-financed shield from competition and market forces.

He demonstrates the flimsiness of the present so-called recovery. In his chosen order, here’s a list of his major bullet points. For example, defotmation of the premises of the book is that Wall Street took over the Fed and the Treasury Department, which enabled the massive bailout of the banks through TARP and other programs.


The targets of Stockman’s ire are almost innumberable: Both Greenspan and stockkman own successor, Ben Bernanke, poured liquidity onto every small crisis and drove the short-term policy rate along a secular downtrend that finally guttered out at zero inwhere it has remained.

He may be Chicken Little crying that the sky is falling but he convinced me and I’m ducking for shelter! If you substitute the farming lobby of for the banking lobby in and FDR himself for Bernanke you get the picture. And while much of what he’s predicting is gloomy, he does offer a number or recommendations going forward, a few of them, such as term limits, election campaign limits, and lobbying limits, I do find compelling.

The Great Deformation explains how we got here and why these warped, crony capitalist policies are an epochal threat davis free market prosperity and American political democracy.

In moderation, all of the above is good. When I noted that Stockman had written a book on the history of the current economic crisis, and when I noted further that his credentials included service as a U.

The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America by David A. Stockman

Stockman picks a fight with everyone. This book is full of facts and figures, but apparently not wanting footnotes to slow him down, Stockman provides not a single one. I was like “what happened to the rambling old man from the first davi and then, on pageall was revealed: