Book Forum

Borrowed Time: Two Centuries of Booms, Busts, and Bailouts at Citi

September 24, 2018 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Hayek Auditorium, Cato Institute

Featuring the authors James Freeman, Assistant Editor, Editorial Page, Wall Street Journal; and Vern McKinley, Visiting Scholar, The George Washington University Law School; with comments by Christy Ford Chapin, Associate Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Gary H. Stern, Former President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and author of Too Big to Fail; moderated by George Selgin, Director, Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, Cato Institute.

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Borrowed Time: Two Centuries of Booms, Busts, and Bailouts at Citi explores the alarming, untold story of Citigroup, one of the largest financial institutions in the world. The book follows Citi from its founding as the City Bank of New York in 1812 to its role in the 2008 financial crisis — and its many near‐​death experiences and government bailouts in between. Join us for a roundtable discussion with the authors.