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Financial Inquiry Commission

Our Next Fed Chair, A Proven Fighter for All Americans: Sheila Bair

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics
Raymond J. Learsy

If this government finally wants to send a signal to Main Street that it is no longer in the embrace in the tentacles of Wall Street, there is one person who won her spurs in spirited confrontation with Wall Street's power brokers and can wear their enmity as a badge of honor.

Bank CEOs, "We Made Mistakes, Sorry That We Screwed The Country": Strongest Case for Breaking Up the Big Banks.

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

To date, much of the criticism of the size of banks has focused on "greed". The stronger case is the one the bankers themselves made today: if a bank is large enough, just mistakes are sufficient to screw up the entire country.

Bring Back Glass-Steagall

Thomas Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Thomas Frank

Having government forbid everyday commercial banks to take gambles on high-risk schemes, why, that just didn't make sense to the enlightened minds of 1999. We had learned by then to trust the market. Besides, what could go wrong?

Newsweek: Why The Financial Inquiry Commission Might Surprise Us | Michael Hirsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

So the public may have just one chance left for satisfaction: Congress's Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, which started work Thursday. The early s...