13 Bankers Press Materials

13 BANKERS: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown
by Simon Johnson and James Kwak

In 13 Bankers, Simon Johnson—one of the most prominent economists in America (former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, professor of entrepreneurship at MIT, and author of the controversial and much debated “The Quiet Coup” in The Atlantic)—and James Kwak examine not only how Wall Street’s ideology, wealth, and political power among policy makers in Washington led to the financial debacle of 2008, but also what the lessons learned portend for the future. To restore health and balance to our economy, they argue, we must confront the political force of big finance and reverse the inside-the-Beltway consensus that what is good for Wall Street is good for Main Street.

Simon Johnson and James Kwak are coauthors of The Baseline Scenario, a leading economic blog. Cited by virtually every major economics commentator on the Internet, it has been described by Paul Krugman as “a must read” and by Bill Moyers as “one of the most informative news sites in the blogosphere.”

Articles by Simon Johnson:
The New Republic, “How Should Goldman Sachs Cover its Ass This Bonus Season?” (January 2010)
Financial Times, “A bank levy will not stop the doomsday cycle” (January 2010)

Interview with Simon Johnson:
WBUR’s “On Point” (January 2010)
CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” (January 2010)
NPR’s “All Things Considered” (January 2010)

Download the following for more information about the book and the authors:
Biography of Johnson and Kwak
Prospect Magazine chooses Simon Johnson as Public Intellectual of the Year
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13 Bankers Q & A