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Jennifer Taub is a professor at Vermont Law School and formerly an associate general counsel at Fidelity Investments. She lives in Northampton, MA.


“Shines a pitiless light on the subprime mortgage meltdown that kicked off the Great Recession . . . . Meticulously argued and guaranteed to raise the blood pressure of the average American taxpayer.”—Kirkus Reviews
*Kirkus Reviews*

“Provides a concise, clear, and compelling account.”—Glenn C. Altschuler, Huffington Post
*Huffington Post*

"Over the years I’ve read a tall stack of books about the financial crisis. Other People’s Houses, by Vermont Law School professor Jennifer Taub, provides the clearest, beginning-to-end explanation I’ve seen of what went wrong. And Taub’s beginning is a surprise: A 1993 Supreme Court decision about how bankruptcy law applies to mortgages."—Pat Regnier, Money magazine
*Money Magazine*

“[Other People’s Houses] reminds us that the nation’s economic troubles were entirely preventable. [Taub] pinpoints the key decisions—primarily by presidents, cabinet secretaries, key members of Congress, and government bank regulators—that allowed banks to engage in an orgy of speculation . . . They knew what they were doing and what the consequences might be.”—Peter Dreier, The American Prospect
*The American Prospect*

“A must-read for those wanting to understand what happened to the American Dream of homeownership and building wealth by paying off one’s mortgage. . . . Taub tells a riveting story.”—Steven Pressman, Dollars & Sense
*Dollars & Sense*

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