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Ing on the board of directors of the Ayn Rand Institute He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from American Banker and was named one of the decade’s top 100 most successful CEOs by Harvard Business Revi. The book does a very good job in explaining the advantages of the free market model as opposed to crony capitalism Goldman Citi et alIt dispels a lot of myths related to the supposed deregulation of the financial markets On the contrary finance and banking are one of the most regulated industries in Western Europe and the US And indeed it was regulation and state intervention that caused the Great Recession I am giving it 45 because the author has the unfortunate tendency to go into long rants against leftist elites environmentalism liberal education and the usual scapegoats one usually sees on Drudge Nevertheless a solid book

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John A Allison is the longest serving CEO of a top 25 financial institution having served as Chairman of BBT for twenty years He currently serves as President and CEO of the Cato Institute and as a distingui. I wrote this review about Dec 2017 and very briefly edited it several times the last being 23 Sept 2018This is one great bookThere are so many misconceptions of what caused the 2008 financial crisis great recession and subseuent long drawn out recovery that are carefully skewered in this book and alternatives made clear that I hardly know where to beginSo I will give you a list of just some of the key elements in the financial tragedy that were totally preventable if sound economic policies as explained in the book were understood and followed Too loose then too tight monetary policy culprit The Federal Reserve Board Moral hazard for banks culprit FDIC Federal housing policiessubsidies culprit various government agencies Congressmen Presidency Rating agency oligopoly and change in payments structure culprit Federal government agencies policies Massive Government players in housing bubble culprit Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae with Congressional mandates Government regulations diverting bank managements limited attention away from key business risks to political risks culprit SEC Rule of Law in tatters Property Rights dismissed culprit TARP Congressional grant to unaccountable government officialsStarting to get the pictureNot only did Allison explain the causes of the crisis but he also detailed the policies that would cure the situation using the best most relevant historical facts and theoretical methods His predictions of how the actually implemented government policies would create a very very slow and weak recovery have played out just about exactly right THIS is very telling of the accuracy of his account Reading this book in tandem with listening to Michael Lewis best selling book The Big Short and seeing the movie too was a fascinating if infuriating experience The contrasts between the two different accounts could not be starkAllison s calm reasoned explanation of the historical theoretical and practical reasons behind the crisis and then ongoing great recession covered all the bases But Lewis dramatic focus on particular financial traders and his fixation on some great but unaccounted for upwelling of private greed and incompetence how s that for an incongruent combination virtually totally ignoring the very real GOVERNMENT policies and depraved actions was just about too much to takeWas Lewis just incompetently ignorant of all the key facts and ideas that Allison patiently explained Or did he purposely leave them out of his narrative for some reasonsI urge you to read these two books and come to your own conclusions Started reading this book yesterday 1 aug 2017 finally It had been on my To Read list and bookshelf since it came out in 2013 The beginning is sooo good Reminds me of the later book John Allison wrote just after this but which I read first The Leadership Crisis I reviewed that here am also listening to the audiobook The Big Short by Michael Lewis at the same time The contrast in understanding of the overall economic or even just financial system is night and day Lewis gets into and highlights or makes a centerpiece many details about his take on personalities motivations personal morality values foibles etc much than Allison Allison deals with some of those issues too but much believably kindly and accurately as far as the big picture And Allison deals with the benefits for everyone of living an individual decent life Drama emphasis vs truth seeking emphasis which do you want to rely onAs I read and listen to of these two books I will try to compare and contrast them to give you a good flavor of each But as of about 60 pages into Allison and also having read his other similar book and having listened to 3 chapters of the Lewis book and seen the movie based on it I can tell you if you care about the truth in how the world really works you will love Allison If you have a massive grudge against free markets and like an incredibly short sighted narrow biased view of descriptions of people financial products and organizations Lewis is your manThose initial observations held up throughout both books But don t take my word for it check out both yourself See who YOU think was describing the accurate picture of what actually happened and who is to blame for the crisis all the massive disruption of people s lives and lousy economy afterwards The author debated the topic of the cause of the 2008 crisis on 20 Feb 2019 La isla de la calavera is the longest serving CEO of a top 25 financial Paleontology and Paleoenvironments institution having served as Chairman of BBT for twenty years He currently serves as President and CEO of the Cato Institute and as a distingui. 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Shed professor at the Wake Forest University Schools of Business He is also one of the lead spokespersons for banking and policy reform today appearing at universities and business groups nationwide and serv. This book was written by John Allison who served as the CEO of BBT Bank for many years and helped that company to grow into one of the largest and most successful financial institutions in the country His knowledge insights and years of experience working within the financial industry and with the government agencies politicians and bureaucrats form a solid basis from which he lays out a clear and compelling case for the causes of the financial crisis and following Great RecessionAlthough I had a couple of minor issues with the book being not a financial person myself a little bit better explanation of certain financial terms would have been nice in a couple of places and there were a number of typos overall I was extremely impressed with Allison s clear explanations of various aspects of the financial industry including the use of good simple metaphors to help concretize complex issues or aspects of the industry that are on a scale too large to easily contemplate without financial expertise Further he digs very deeply not just into the proximate causes of the financial crisis the housing bubble a massive misallocation of money encouraged by Federal Reserve monetary policy and political incentives pushing home ownership but also into the deeper underlying economic problems that government agencies and policies represent such as the impossibility of the sort of currency manipulation that the Federal Reserve attempts to do the inevitable and damaging inflation that necessarily results the monopolizing effect of agencies such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac etc Allison shows clearly why it is not just that the current political and bureaucratic actors in these agencies made poor decisions which they did but that no one in any sort of centralized control position in an economy can ever make correct or good decisions there is simply no way that one person or one group of people can make economic and financial decisions which actually need to be made by every single individual who is in any way part of the economy Allison also hits very hard against the idea of any company being too big to fail pointing out that in fact the bigger a company is the important it is to allow it to fail if it does poorly so that the people and resources of that company can be re allocated and reinvested into parts of the economy where they will actually do some good One aspect of the book that I especially liked were his points about incentives and human action While laying blame on both government actors and the managementemployees of various companies where it is due he is also careful to point out the reasons why a certain CEO acted in a certain way even though it was harmful to his company in the long term and why a political appointee or a lifetime bureaucrat are going to have incentives that are necessarily in conflict with individuals trying to act in a market economy He explains often in detail how various government regulations that are supposed to make the economy safer and stable in fact have the exact opposite affect by providing a safety net companies are in fact incentivized to take on risk rather than less and it is US taxpayers who then have to bear the burden when inevitably that risk taking which would not have happened in a truly free market has negative conseuencesLastly Allison takes his analysis one level deeper and looks at the underlying philosophical premises in our culture today that encourage government intervention in the economy despite its proven negative conseuences and the philosophical ideas that we will need to learn or in some cases relearn in order to move towards a freer and stable economy His treatment of these issues is perhaps somewhat brief but fits well into the context of the book and he provides clear suggestions of further sources for a in depth look at the connection between philosophical and politicaleconomic ideasI enjoyed this book a great deal and I definitely learned a lot I would recommend it to anyone interested in the financial crisis and the economic political and philosophical issues surrounding it especially if you are looking for the views of a knowledgeable and ualified insider and a very non mainstream point of view


10 thoughts on “The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure

  1. says:

    I wrote this review about Dec 2017 and very briefly edited it several times the last being 23 Sept 2018This is one

  2. says:

    rating 365This book provides a great discussion on the topics of regulation and how politics and naive intentions influence banking It's great to read an insider's view of what went wrong in the banking industry during the crisis Allison was a super successful banker who also studied a lot on the topic of free enterprise and capitalism His criticisms of the industry are very insightful even if too simplified

  3. says:

    The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure – How Destructive Banking Reform Is Killing the Economyby John A Allison ©2013 McGraw Hill — a short book report by Ron Housley I had the good fortune to hear John Allison deliver a lecture several years ago and I was stunned by the scope and detail he was able to bring together into one u

  4. says:

    This book was written by John Allison who served as the CEO of BBT Bank for many years and helped that company to grow into one of the largest and most successful financial institutions in the country His knowledge insights and yea

  5. says:

    It was a decent read but got a little meandering and unfocused at about 23 in If you're looking for a great technical analysis of what happened I recommend Meltdown by Thomas Woods

  6. says:

    I read 90% of the free sample which I think is enough to review the book based on the author's main idea as stated in the first chapter and what he blatantly left out Based on what I read very early in the book the author basically blames the entire financial crisis on the US Government I admit that the US Government has done some r

  7. says:

    The book does a very good job in explaining the advantages of the free market model as opposed to crony capitalism Goldman Citi et alIt dispels a lot of myths related to the supposed deregulation of the financial markets On the contrary finance and banking are one of the most regulated industries in Western Europe and the

  8. says:

    John Allison does an impressive job of explaining the complex issues surrounding the United States' financial crisis He uses everyday examples to help explain banking the monetary system and how politics have come to play such an enormous role in what used to be a free market It's a long book but it's so worth the effort It really helped me to fill the gaps on my understanding of the financial crisis and where we ought t

  9. says:

    Having been in business for 25 years much of which was in senior management I found this book the most credible explanation of the financial crisis I've seen This is the kind of description you'll get from someone with first hand e

  10. says:

    Allison’s garbled and rambling prose freuent non seuiturs and maddening red herrings get pretty grating after about two c

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