Griftopia: A Story of Bankers, Politicians, and the Most Audacious Power Grab in American History Character Descriptions

Matt Taibbi
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Alan Greenspan

This individual was considered a brilliant economist and became an economic adviser for three presidential administrations. He served as Chairman of the Federal Reserve of the United States from 1987 to 2006.

Joe Cassano

This individual was the head of a small unit at AIG called AIG Financial Products.

Win Neuger

This individual ran AIG's Asset Management and made the fateful decision to invest fees from clients in residential mortgage-backed securities.

Matt Taibbi

This author of Griftopia describes his coverage of the Republican presidential primary campaign as well as interviews that he conducted on the financial collapse.

Sarah Palin

The author was mystified at how strident and mean-spirited this politician was in her acceptance speech for the Vice Presidential nomination.

Michele Bachmann

This politician is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Minnesota's 6th congressional district, a post she has held since 2007.

Ronald Reagan

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