“a narrative history . . . rich in interviews and archival research and personalized with vivid descriptions of the actors and conflicts involved.”
“Her writing is so skillful that even mathematical risk-mitigation techniques and arcane turf wars . . . are infused with life.”
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“Black Monday was the contagious crisis that the system nearly didn’t survive. All the key fault lines that trembled in 2008 … were first exposed as hazards in 1987.”
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” … in her analysis, Henriques demonstrates how Black Money was the predicate to the financial crisis of 2008. Investors, regulators and bankers failed to learn from the pain of 1987, even as the same patterns resurfaced. And today the regulatory system remains Balkanized, and all of the ‘major mutations that were central elements of the Black Monday crisis have been more deeply embedded in Wall Street’s genetic code.'”
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“What we have failed to recognize is we’re regulating as if we still have this mom-and-pop stock market where stocks trade over here, and bonds trade over there, and derivatives trade over here. That’s gone with the wind. That is not coming back. It was gone before Black Monday.”
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“If you really looked into it, what happened and how it happened, you could see the future. You could see the future we’re living in right now.”
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