Friday, February 22, 2013

Book Review: Griftopia

Matt Taiibi is a rare example of someone who does amazingly in-depth research, isn't afraid to tackle tough subjects (and people in the process) and can craft a good story to boot. Griftopia, is an entertaining, informative and downright depressing look at the housing bubble and the corrupt system behind it. In doing so, he goes deeper to look at the "bubble machine" that is wall street and the political machine that does it's bidding.

Best summed as an edgier and deeper version of The Big Short with a measure of Republic Lost thrown in there; it's one of those books I find myself telling people they must read, but I'm not sure what to *do* about it.

Griftopia: A Story of Bankers, Politicians, and the Most Audacious Power Grab in American History