Apr 1

Chicago Business Book Club Meeting

Carleton Business Book Club Meeting

Friday, April 1st, 2011
7:30 am / Chicago
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1700 Sherman Ave,Evanston, IL 60201

The Carleton Business Book Club

April 1, 2011
7:30 to 8:45 a.m.

Panera at Sherman & Church Streets, Evanston
(meeting room)

Here’s a Coincidence – Explore the Causes of the Financial Crisis on April Fools’ Day!

As soon as the financial crisis erupted, the finger-pointing began.  Should the blame fall on Wall Street, Main Street, or Pennsylvania Avenue?  On greedy traders, misguided regulators, sleazy subprime companies, cowardly legislators, or clueless home buyers? According to Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera, two of America's most acclaimed business journalists, the real answer is all of the above and more.  Many devils helped bring hell to the economy.  Almost no one has put all the pieces together.

All the Devils Are Here goes back several decades to weave the hidden history of the financial crisis in a way no previous book has done.  It explores the motivations of everyone from famous CEOs, cabinet secretaries, and politicians to anonymous lenders, borrowers, analysts, and Wall Street traders.  It delves into the powerful American mythology of homeownership.  And it proves that the crisis ultimately wasn't about finance at all; it was about human nature.

Join the Carleton Business Book Club at its April meeting to delve into the devilish details.

All the Devils are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis
by Bethany McClean and Joe Nocera (2010)


You are welcome to invite friends to read the book and participate in the conversation, Carleton alums or not.


For more information, contact the Alumni Relations Office at 800-729-2586 or




Sponsored by Chicago Club. Contact: Jeanne Estrem