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Lawless Devils

Presented by the Center for Business and Corporate Governance Law and the Institute for Investor Protection.

Monday, April 8, 2013 • 6 PM

Corruption, shady politics, and self-dealing—exactly who are the lawless devils that caused the subprime meltdown of 2008 and ensuing financial crisis? The suspects include governing institutions, subprime lenders, political and corporate elites, human nature, and misguided policy incentives. Join us for an insightful examination and discussion with authors Bethany McLean and Professor Steven Ramirez as they discuss the cause and effects of the subprime meltdown.

Bethany McLean is the co-author of All the Devils Are Here, The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis, a highly acclaimed account of the subprime debacle and ensuing financial collapse. Ms. McLean will discuss her perspective on the financial crisis based on her work as a business journalist with Fortune Magazine and Vanity Fair Magazine.

Steven Ramirez is a professor of law at Loyola University Chicago and the author of Lawless Capitalism: the Subprime Crisis and the Case for an Economic Rule of Law. The book is a comprehensive legal and regulatory analysis of the financial meltdown of 2008-09. As a former SEC enforcement attorney and senior attorney with the FDIC, Professor Ramirez will offer a first-hand perspective of the legal breakdown of accountability involving the corporate and financial elite.

The event is free and open to the public. A reception and book signing will follow the discussion.


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