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Simon Johnson: Tim Geithner's Ninth Political Life

07/15/2010 10:40 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

In modern American life, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner stands out as amazingly resilient and remarkably lucky -- despite presiding over or being deeply involved in a series of political debacles, he has gone from strength to strength. After at least eight improbably bounce backs, he might seem unassailable. But his latest mistake -- blocking Elizabeth Warren from the heading the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau -- may well prove politically fatal.

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