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The Sellout: How Three Decades of Wall Street Greed and Government Mismanagement Destroyed the Global Financial System

By Charles Gasparino

HarperBusiness; 553 pages

Charlie Gasparino's résumé is jam-packed: on-air editor for CNBC and contributor to the Daily Beast, the New York Post and Forbes. But at least one Wall Street executive has a different description: "A monumental asshole, who added dramatically to the financial instability during '08 and early '09." Gasparino's news bulletins (or rumormongering, depending on your view) on CNBC during that period often moved the market. He's well aware of the animosity. "They don't like the fact that I...

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