America's History of Dubious Credit Stephen Mihm, author of A Nation of Counterfeiters, argues that Wall Street's problems — stemming from debt and money that was handed out too freely — are not new problems in the United States. Historically, he says, the economy was built on shady promises, shell games and trickery.

America's History of Dubious Credit

America's History of Dubious Credit

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Stephen Mihm, author of A Nation of Counterfeiters, argues that Wall Street's problems — stemming from debt and money that was handed out too freely — are not new problems in the United States. Historically, he says, the economy was built on shady promises, shell games and trickery.

Stephen Mihm, author, A Nation of Counterfeiters: Capitalists, Con Men, and the Making of the United States; assistant professor of history at the University of Georgia

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