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In the depths of the Great Recession, a cancer nurse, a car dealership worker, and an insurance fraud specialist helped uncover the largest consumer crime in American history - a scandal that implicated dozens of major executives on Wall Street. They called it foreclosure fraud: Millions of families were kicked out of their homes based on false evidence by mortgage companies that had no legal right to foreclose.
Lisa Epstein, Michael Redman, and Lynn Szymoniak did not work in government or law enforcement. They had no history of anticorporate activism. Instead they were all foreclosure victims, and while struggling with their shame and isolation they committed a revolutionary act: closely reading their mortgage documents, discovering the deceit behind them, and building a movement to expose it.
Fiscal Times columnist David Dayen recounts how these ordinary Floridians challenged the most powerful institutions in America armed only with the truth - and for a brief moment, they brought the corrupt financial industry to its knees.
©2016 David Dayen (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Anthony Freyberg on 07-30-16

Capital Corruption and Greed

A sordid, excruciatingly frustrating story of the home mortgage scandal of the last decade and the disastrous consequences wrought on many innocent Americans victimized by the incompetence and greed of the banks, mortgage service companies and rating agencies. Although many people share some responsibility for heedlessly rushing into risky financial agreements they had no business anywhere near, the banks and the predatory lending practices they spawned as a result of the securitization of home mortgages deserve most of the blame for the misery they caused. Exceptionally well written and narrated this is a serious learning experience for all.

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5 out of 5 stars
By ufgatorfan on 06-10-16

Fiance, Law, and Corruption all in one

An interesting look at the mortgage crisis of 2008. Follows a couple private citizens who were able to uncover and politicize mistakes by Wall St banks and the government offices that regulates them.

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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