How a small group of men made millions while the rest of us lost our homes

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The cover image of “Homewreckers” by Aaron Glantz. Photo credit: Harper Collins Publishing

Two years before the housing market collapsed in 2008, Donald Trump said, “I sort of hope that happens because then, people like me would go in and buy.” Well, people like him did. As well as Steve Mnuchin, Tom Barrack, and Wilbur Ross. They were men who, maybe not coincidentally, ended up in or near the Trump administration. A new book focuses on their story and the story of the millions of Americans who lost their homes. The book is “Homewreckers: How a Gang of Wall Street Kingpins, Hedge Fund Magnates, Crooked Banks, and Vulture Capitalists Suckered Millions Out of Their Homes and Demolished the American Dream.”

Aaron Glantz. Photo credit: Sarah Blesener
Credits

Guest:
Aaron Glantz - a Peabody Award-winning journalist with California-based REVEAL and the Center for Investigative Reporting - @Aaron_Glantz

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Rosalie Atkinson, Brian Hardzinski, Devan Schwartz, Caleigh Wells