The Nearly Perfect Storm

The Nearly Perfect Storm examines the financial, political, and social factors that led to the 2008 financial meltdown in America. It documents the corrupt behavior of many financial institutions, the venal actions of Congress, the excessive influence of Super PACs and K Street on political elections, and the greed of both consumers and sellers of real estate. All of which contributed to the most serious social and financial crisis in America since the Great Depression.


Where does the financial meltdown witches brew and its toxic seasonings leave you and me? We must look after ourselves. Uncle Sam is too inept to do it. Wall Street is too selfish to care. Benjamin Franklin gives us the answer: “Distrust and caution are the parents of security.”

Moral sense and self-interest, when taken together, can take us across any financial or social abyss. They are not only compatible, they jointly reinforce ideas that can lead to a fairer society, as well as a more humane and affluent life for all.

Readers’ Comments

"I'm afraid there will be a sequel to this, removing “Nearly” from the title."
-- Ron, Arlington

"In my view the banks (and I include AIG here) should not have been "bailed out" by the USA."
-- Patrick, Falls Church

"Keep up the flow of information about this subject. Someone needs to be explaining this to the public so that we can write our Congressional delegates."
-- Mike, Washington

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