For the SEC to do its job properly, it needs adequate resources, and for that it needs the support of Congress. To understand why the budgetary issue is so important, and why the SEC deserves more funding, let's look at the trajectory of the Commission since the Madoff scandal.
The issue of insider trading from information emanating from Treasury Secretary Paulson's office was a focus of ruminations from this corner some four years ago. But hard questions, perhaps until now, have been few and far between.
If it is true we are sleepwalking into a depression worse than we have known before, we must wake up quickly.
Our nation's costly prison complex incarcerates more people than any other country in the world. Re-aligning the incentives of our corrections departments is the only way toward achieving a system of justice that is worthy of that name.
Mayors around the nation are working to meet increased demands with fewer and fewer resources, making the need for public-sector innovation more important than ever.
The problems are not Britain's alone. It appears that we may be migrating toward the worst of both worlds.
Dance has had a history of being conjoined with politics. I can envision a group of flamencas at the massive new Goldman Sachs headquarters or at the Capitol rotunda facing down Paul Ryan and his budget.
I don't want to hire as my vice president and federal budget czar somebody who uses Congressional inside information to profit by switching his portfolio back and forth between Citigroup and Goldman five times a year: I want somebody with better ethics.
Yesterday the Justice Department announced that once again it's not going to pursue evidence of Wall Street crimes which has been sent its way.
While the repeal of Glass-Steagall was certainly a part of making our system fragile to the point where it is at today, thinking that a simple solution like breaking up the banks will be the panacea that we seek is incredibly naïve.
Six months ago, Chicago Police arrested Goldman Sachs for loitering after nearby businesses complained that Goldman presence was scaring customers and giving the neighborhood a bad reputation.
The Fed must desist in funding the trading operations of Mega-Bank Holding companies so that they can no longer use the Fed window to play casino with commodities that are basic to our economic well-being.
Today, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will be testifying before a House Financial Services Committee. Would it not be timely if he were asked about the role the Fed plays in facilitating the bank holding companies to hold sway in the oil market?
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Casper's airy little fist packed no wallop when it came to impeding high-risk betting on Wall Street, the LIBOR lending rate manipulation or the disappearance of client money at MFGlobal. There's a much better way than Casper to catch a bankster: pay them to turn each other in.
Investors need to understand they are in "more trouble" than they realize. Many brokers and advisors show little constraint in making statements they cannot possibly support.