George H. W. Bush: The S&L Backstory

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Dale Steinreich’s informative, The Savings and Loan Debacle: Twenty-Five Years Later,” reveals much concerning the regulatory backstory of the 1980s S&L scandal. For more information on the wider financial intrigue behind the veiled curtain of the S&Ls, BCCI, and Nugan-Hand, watch the above two part interview with award-winning journalist Pete Brewton regarding his superbly researched book, The Mafia, CIA & George Bush, followed up with Russ Baker, Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, The Powerful Forces That Put It In The White House, And What Their Influence Means For America; Russell S. Bowen, The Immaculate Deception: The Bush Crime Family Exposed; Penny Lernoux, In Banks We Trust: Bankers and Their Close Associates: The CIA, The Mafia, Drug Traders, Dictators, Politicians, and the Vatican; Nomi Prins, All the Presidents’ Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power; Jonathan Beaty and S. C. Gwynne, The Outlaw Bank: A Wild Ride into the Secret Heart of BCCI; James Ring Adams and Douglas Frantz, A Full Service Bank: How BCCI Stole Billions Around the World; and Jonathan Kwitny, The Crimes of Patriots: A True Tale of Dope, Dirty Money, and the CIA.

1:17 am on August 13, 2014