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Michael Lewis

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The CDO was, in effect, a credit laundering service for the residents of Lower Middle Class America. For Wall Street it was a machine that turned lead into gold.
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Chapter Three, " How Can A Guy Who Can't Speak English Lie?", p. 73

 
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