Regular price: $21.00
Buy Now with 1 Credit
Buy Now for $21.00
This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
Persons who feat that ultra-liberals might actually decide to do away with Wall Street altogether. Or persons who have no knowledge about what Wall Street does and why it might have some use.
What could William D. Cohan have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
Not only this book very superficial, poorly researched and poorly argued, it's a mile wide and an inch deep. Much of the book makes the author seem like a mouthpiece for Wall Street, rather than an analyst of it. Basically, his contention is that the big banks should not be broken back into commercial and investment banks because customers use the banks currently... as if that were proof that we shouldn't tamper with them. He also argues that it would be complicated to disentangle commercial operations from investment banking. He hates the Volker Rule and much of Dodd-Frank. His entire solution is, unbelievably, to have the banks self-police themselves against taking large risks by tying their personal net worth to the performance of the banks. In other words, require them to lose their net worth if the banks go under. Good luck with that.
Did the narration match the pace of the story?
What character would you cut from Why Wall Street Matters?
None. It is non-fiction.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Not worth the time to read it. Basically let you know bankers slip up once in a while it's human nature. The best thing to do is take it in the chin until the next time they slip up and then take it on the chin again and again and again. With stiff regulation we'll end up back in the dark ages with nothing....really?
2 of 3 people found this review helpful