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This book came as a pleasant surprise. I initially thought (incorrectly) I might have to put up with a certain amount of emotive populist claptrap, in my search for good history and insights. This author, thankfully, is more balanced and responsible than that. The author takes a complex flow of history with all kind of financial players weaving through it, and calmly, thoughtfully assembles it all into very understandable sequences. I got so many insights on why banks have done what they've done, for better or worse: their business and regulatory environment over the decades is shown well and clearly. And of course, we get a fine review of the shadow-banks and other players and deals appearing on the scene too. This is my ONE desert island book (or book I would bequeath to younger people at this time) about "how USA got here and what's going on." As goes finance, so goes the structure of so much in our world, from the personal level to the biggest moves and movers out there. I feel I'm a better-informed citizen, a better planner in my life, and a better investor, for having read this. I have a much more ready grasp of the players and the story. It will be my pleasure to listen through this a second time.
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