The steady exposure of corruption in our system will have its effect. There is developing a common understanding that the system we have today is broken and that we must find the means to make it constructive.
All the mortgage originators that submitted bad loan apps, knowing all along that is what they were doing, did not start off as fraudsters. Senior management made fraudsters, even banksters, out of them.
Women are leading the charge on financial reform. In the spirit of celebrating their contributions, I've put together a list of the top five heroes of 2009, in the hopes that their work will inspire us in the coming year.