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AUTHOR: Michael Lewis

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The real story of the crash began in bizarre feeder markets where the sun does not shine and the SEC does not dare, or bother, to tread: the bond and real estate derivative markets where geeks invent impenetrable securities to profit from the misery of lower- and middle-class Americans who can not pay their debts. The smart people who understood what was or might be happening were paralyzed by hope and fear; in any case, they were not talking.

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