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Award-winning business journalist Rana Foroohar shows how the shortsighted and misguided financial practices and mentality that nearly toppled the global economy in 2008 have come to infiltrate all corners of American business and how this "financialization of America" is putting us on a dangerous collision course to another catastrophic economic meltdown.

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RANA FOROOHAR is an assistant managing editor and columnist at Time magazine, reaching a readership of 50 million in both print and digital editions. Foroohar also speaks to hundreds of millions of television news viewers around the world every week as CNN's global economic analyst. She has her own weekly radio show, Money Talking, on New York City's public radio station WNYC, and is a frequent commentator on NPR, as well as CBS, NBC, ABC, MSNBC, and the BBC. She has appeared numerous times on programs such as Real Time with Bill Maher, Face the Nation, This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Fareed Zakaria GPS, and MSNBC's Morning Joe.

Prior to coming to Time, Foroohar spent thirteen years at Newsweek as an economic and foreign affairs editor. She has received awards and fellowships from institutions such as the German Marshall Fund, the Johns Hopkins School of International Affairs, the East-West Center, and the Newswomen's Club of New York (best columnist, 2013). She is also a frequent speaker to high-level corporate and academic audiences.

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Voted one of the Best Books of 2016 by the Financial Times and one of the best books of the year by Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

"A masterly account of the disproportionate power that the financial sector exercises in the economy and the disastrous consequences this has for society as a whole." --Forbes.com "A credible explanation for the rise of economic populism in the 2016 U.S. presidential race. Anyone seeking to truly understand the resonance of the anti-Wall Street vitriol of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump could do worse than to start here." --Fortune.com "Foroohar demystifies the decline in America's economic prominence, showing that the competitive threats came not from the outside--migration or China--but from within our borders. She explains how finance has permeated every aspect of our economic and political life, and how those who caused the financial crisis wound up benefiting from it." --Joseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel laureate in economics and former head of the Council of Economic Advisors "A fast-paced, exciting, and well-researched tale that brings alive the shady dealings that have been part of the recent rise of finance (the takers). Wall Street has prospered beyond measure by consuming far too much of the value created by the real economy (the makers). Readers will be shocked by the shenanigans that are revealed, and then eager to help fix what has been so badly broken. It's up to us--all of us." --John C. Bogle, founder and former CEO, Vanguard "In this well-written, refreshing, and provocative book, Rana Foroohar analyzes how Wall Street went from an enabler of prosperity to a headwind to growth and a contributor to inequality. This engaging analysis identifies five key policy areas that will rightly be the subject of debate and, hopefully, some political action. This is a must-read for those looking to better understand how, why, and when financial engineering went too far, and what to do about it." --Mohamed A. El-Erian, chief economic adviser, Allianz; former CEO, PIMCO "From the leading edge of business journalism, Rana Foroohar has produced a powerful book about how financial manipulation has spread beyond the financial sector itself to colonize the American economy, to the enormous detriment of real, productive activities. By mapping the rise of financialization and its effects, Foroohar sheds light on almost everything we now see, from the inequality debate to presidential politics to America's global competitiveness. A phenomenal achievement." - Charles Ferguson, producer, Inside Job "As the next US election looms, one of the most important questions that voters will need to ask is what is wrong with the American economy--and what can be done to fix it. Foroohar's book is required reading for this. With deft storytelling and clear analysis, she explains how America's economy has become stealthily "financialized"--and why this process has been so debilitating for American growth, not to mention the lives of ordinary people. The 2008 financial crisis was one sign of this; however, the issues have not ended there. Foroohar not only argues that it is crucial that America tackle these woes but offers commonsense solutions for doing so. Politicians--and voters--should take note." --Gillian Tett, US managing editor, Financial Times, author of The Silo Effect "There is no bigger question in public policy than whether the emergence of an ever-larger financial sector has made for a smaller and less equal society. Makers and Takers provides an intellectually compelling, and beautifully written, answer to that question, one which policy makers cannot and should not duck." --Andy Haldane, chief economist and executive director of monetary analysis and statistics at the Bank of England "Rana Foroohar offers a sometimes maddening, thoroughly fascinating look at the financial sector's outsized role in the US economy and what it means for America's future. This is a critical story that speaks directly to the ways in which banks are stripping businesses of their potential--and to the income inequality that increasingly defines our times." --Ian Bremmer, Founder and Head of the Eurasia Group "Foroohar is one of the rare journalists with the insider knowledge and contacts, as well as the deft writing touch, to criticize the "financialization" of the US economy in a way that will sound credible to Wall Street, and readable on Main Street. In this fast-paced book she makes a compelling case for how businesses have come to focus more on engineering their finances than engineering good products, and the negative effect this has on US growth and productivity." --Ruchir Sharma, Chief Macroeconomist and Head of Emerging Markets, Morgan Stanley Investment Management

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