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Jesse Strauss

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FDR Had It Right: Consumer Protection Is About Ideas, Not Acronyms

(1) Comments | Posted March 23, 2010 | 2:24 PM

Questions! Questions! Will an independent Consumer Financial Protection Agency -- championed by consumer advocates and included in the financial regulatory reform bill passed by the House last year -- become a reality? Or will a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau housed in the Federal Reserve with oversight from something called the...

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What Ted Olson Needs to Know About Corporate Democracy After Citizens United

(12) Comments | Posted February 11, 2010 | 10:40 AM

Investors who disagree with the Citizens United decision - the decision which allows corporations to make unlimited expenditures on political campaigns - are being taunted by Ted Olson. Don't believe me? This is what Mr. Olson wrote on the blog for the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate...

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Will 2010 Be the Year We Revive Corporate Democracy?

(3) Comments | Posted January 22, 2010 | 3:46 PM

While a lot of attention has been paid to government's efforts to reign in systematic risk in the financial system and increase oversight, very little has been written about the mechanisms by which our corporate economy will "self correct" after the failures of the past few years. That's unfortunate because...

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Too Compromised to Govern: the Top Conflicts Plaguing Corporate Governance

(1) Comments | Posted January 7, 2010 | 1:05 PM

The most interesting thing about Andrew Ross Sorkin's new book Too Big To Fail: The Inside Story Of How Wall Street And Washington Fought To Save The Financial System -- And Themselves is not his narrative of the behind-the-scenes gamesmanship that supposedly averted a total financial meltdown. That is interesting,...

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