The Panic of 1907

The Panic of 1907

Lessons Learned From the Market's Perfect Storm

Book - 2007
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"Before reading The Panic of 1907 , the year 1907 seemed like a long time ago and a different world. The authors, however, bring this story alive in a fast-moving book, and the reader sees how events of that time are very relevant for today's financial world. In spite of all of our advances, including a stronger monetary system and modern tools for managing risk, Bruner and Carr help us understand that we are not immune to a future crisis."
-Dwight B. Crane, Baker Foundation Professor, Harvard Business School

"Bruner and Carr provide a thorough, masterly, and highly readable account of the 1907 crisis and its management by the great private banker J. P. Morgan. Congress heeded the lessons of 1907, launching the Federal Reserve System in 1913 to prevent banking panics and foster financial stability. We still have financial problems. But because of 1907 and Morgan, a century later we have a respected central bank as well as greater confidence in our money and our banks than our great-grandparents had in theirs."
-Richard Sylla, Henry Kaufman Professor of the History of Financial Institutions and Markets, and Professor of Economics, Stern School of Business, New York University

"A fascinating portrayal of the events and personalities of the crisis and panic of 1907. Lessons learned and parallels to the present have great relevance. Crises and panics are as much a part of our future as our past."
-John Strangfeld, Vice Chairman, Prudential Financial

"Who would have thought that a hundred years after the Panic of 1907 so much remained to be written about it? Bruner and Carr break significant new ground because they are willing to do the heavy lifting of combing through massive archival material to identify and weave together important facts. Their book will be of interest not only to banking theorists and financial historians, but also to business school and economics students, for its rare ability to teach so clearly why and how a panic unfolds."
-Charles Calomiris, Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions, Columbia University, Graduate School of Business

Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2007
ISBN: 9780470152638
Call Number: 330.973 B8356p
Characteristics: xiii, 258 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Carr, Sean D. 1969-


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May 10, 2013

This is really a historical reframing, or revisionism of what really occurred. The author sounds as if he's never read the legislation passed in 1913 (the Federal Reserve Act, the 16th amendment to collect tax, originally collected directly by the newly established Federal Reserve, the oil depletion allowance, and the financial structuring and tax exemption of foundations, allowing the super-rich to hide their wealth and ownership at them). Similar to all those who cry "conspiracy theorists" at the critics of the Warren Commission Report, yet have never, ever bothered to read the Warren Commission Report. Negative rating.


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