Gaithersburg Author Publishes New Book

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This detailed yet easy to understand book explores the causes of the recent financial collapse.

As the author explains in this analytic work, the worst financial collapse since the Great Depression may have been caused by risk-taking credit default swaps and institutional mishandling. Including close explanation of government programs and groups like the Securities and Exchange Commission, this book is approachable to both students of finance and those who so far have not grasped the issues and actions responsible for the financial crisis of 2008.

Albert Halm-Addo was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and grew up in Accra, Ghana. Living in Maryland for nearly three decades, he is a self-employed accountant and financial consultant. His hobbies include playing and watching soccer, reading, and theater. He is an accountant by profession and holds a degree in economics.

The 2008 Financial Crisis: The Death of an Ideology a 66-page paperback with a retail price of $17.99. The ISBN is 978-1-4349-0834-6. It was published by Dorrance Publishing of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information or to request a review copy, please visit our virtual pressroom at or our online bookstore at


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