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Bull by the Horns

Bull by the Horns Makes NY Times and WSJ bestseller lists.

Here's What Reviewers are Saying...

Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times, Oct 14, 2012
"As one of the main participants in the battles surrounding the rescues, and perhaps the coolest head in attendance, Ms. Bair provides some straight talk that represents an important piece of history and a rebuttal to the conventional wisdom."
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Simon Johnson, New York Times
"With the presidential election looming and both sides looking for a knockout blow in the vice-presidential debate on Thursday evening, now is a good time for both Democrats and Republicans to look for one more defining issue. The new book by Sheila Bair, “Bull by the Horns: Fighting to Save Main Street From Wall Street and Wall Street From Itself,” offers exactly that – to whichever party is smart enough and fast enough to take up the opportunity...."
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Daniel Askt, Bloomberg Business Week
"Anyone who doubts that our financial system remains a combustible stew of greed, inadequate regulation and perverse incentives need look no further than “Bull by the Horns,” a blunt new memoir from Sheila Bair, the former chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp...."
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Chris Whalen, The Big Picture
"Bull by the Horns is a really excellent book. Former FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair accurately describes the conflicted world of bank regulation in our democracy. Her well-written narrative of the Basel II mess, for example, and how these supposed “capital adequacy” rules, in fact, enabled vast securities fraud and criminality by the largest American and EU banks is very well done. Indeed, this book provides another authoritative view of the degree to which fraud was the root problem on Wall Street...."
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Public Service Career of Credibility and Common Sense

Sheila C. Bair served as Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation during one of the nation’s most turbulent economic eras in history, from 2006-2011.  With the collapse and upheaval of U.S. and global markets as well as venerable financial institutions, Chairman Bair worked to bolster public confidence and financial system stability. Her efforts established her as an ardent advocate and innovator of policies to end the doctrine of too-big-to-fail and taxpayer bailouts. She has been lauded for her fierce advocacy of the public interest in articles and editorials in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, Financial Times, and the New Yorker. As Time Magazine aptly stated in selecting her as one of its 100 most influential people, she has served as “the little guy’s protector in chief.” Today, she continues her public interest advocacy as an author, speaker, and regular financial news commentator. She is Chair of the independent, non-partisan Systemic Risk Council to monitor and encourage regulatory reform of U.S. capital markets focused on systemic risk.

Providing Leadership for the Systemic Risk Council

Aiming to accelerate financial market reforms, the Council was convened in June 2012. “The great challenge is to devise a system to identify risks that threaten market stability before they become a danger to the general public,” said Sheila Bair, senior advisor to The Pew Charitable Trusts and chair of the Systemic Risk Council. “As evidenced by the 2008 crisis and continuing problems, we need a more effective and efficient early-warning system to detect issues that jeopardize the functioning of U.S. financial markets before they disrupt credit flows to the real economy. And two of the most critical tasks are how to impose greater market discipline on excess risk taking and effectively end the doctrine too-big-too-fail.” learn more

Author of New York Times, WSJ and Washington Post Best Seller Bull by the Horns!

On her best selling book: “I’ve always tried to play it down the middle and do what I think is right, and this book captures that spirit. As one who has been ‘inside’ the regulatory process, this book provides unique access to the power and problems of the government’s financial apparatus.”

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