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Entries by Zach Carter from 04/2010

John Dugan: Why It's So Hard to Hold Wall Street Accountable

| Posted 04.12.2010 | Business

In John Dugan's warped history of the past decade, both he and the banks he regulates never really did anything wrong.

Rampant Fraud and Financial Collapse

| Posted 04.14.2010 | Business

Criminal charges are likely to be filed against some of WaMu's former executives. But WaMu isn't the only bad actor from the financial crisis. This is basically how the entire U.S. mortgage market operated.

Corker's Phony Bipartisanship Won't Fix Wall Street

| Posted 04.19.2010 | Business

The financial crisis hit in the summer of 2007. By the fall of 2008, Wall Street had nearly destroyed itself. Obama put forth a reform proposal in June of 2009. It is now the spring of 2010. The time for action is long overdue.

The Hill Goes to Bat for Payday Lenders

| Posted 04.20.2010 | Business

The Hill published a truly outrageous op-ed by a payday lending front group, and the publication didn't bother to tell readers it was providing a platform for a predatory hatchet-woman.

The Real Lehman Lesson: Break Up The Banks

| Posted 04.20.2010 | Business
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Tuesday's hearing on Lehman Brothers' now infamous Repo 105 scam was only tangentially related to the megabank's accounting deceptions and subsequent ...

How to Fix the Wall Street Reform Bill

| Posted 04.22.2010 | Business

Washington has tied itself in knots trying to find a way to thwart "too big to fail" without cutting megabanks down to size. It can't be done. When something is too big, the solution is to make it smaller.

Make Congress Live Up To Obama's Reforms

| Posted 04.22.2010 | Business

President Barack Obama identified five major problems on Wall Street in his speech at Cooper Union today. Unfortunately, the solutions he has proposed...

Sarah Palin is Seizing The Populist Moment -- Will Democrats?

| Posted 04.23.2010 | Politics

Sarah Palin's broadside against the Obama administration's Wall Street reform proposal is an interesting study in, well, hackery. One the one hand, he...

Larry Summers Is Lying About Big Banks

| Posted 04.26.2010 | Business

Today's megabanks aren't just too-big-to-fail, they're too-big-to-regulate. If Democrats want to salvage their political credibility, they now have no choice now but to push to break up the banks.

Republicans Filibuster Our Financial Future

| Posted 04.27.2010 | Business

With two-thirds of the nation supporting reform, any political party that throws in its lot with Wall Street will pay a major price come November. No amount of Wall Street campaign cash can counter voter outrage.