By David Denby
During this Bracingly sincere, Page-Turning Memoir, what starts off as a manic cash chase-desperate to hold directly to his domestic after his marriage breaks up. David Denby realizes he can purchase out his wife's percentage provided that he can first make a killing within the inventory market-ultimately turns into an unforgettable come across with such everlasting matters as envy, love, demise, sanity, and happiness. American Sucker is a singularly compelling story of the high-tech bubble comparable now not through a industry guru or an funding specialist yet via a witty, perceptive, and eloquent outsider.
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Go, Jack, go! Recently, the Clinton-Rubin economic policies had reduced the deficit and kept markets open through free-trade agreements; globalization was helping the boom. And since the end of 1994, the bull had forged ahead with particular strength, the S&P 500 index going up more than 20 percent a year. The change was not just financial, it was cultural. Liberals like me had watched with surprise as their residual distaste for capitalism slipped away, turning to grudging tolerance, and then, by degrees, to outright admiration.
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