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Jason Linkins

Brooksley Born Said A Bunch Of Stuff That Actually Made A Lot Of Sense | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

In a landmark event that went largely unremarked upon by cable news providers and newspaper front pages, someone in Washington, D.C., spent time sayin...

Ex-Bailout Watchdog: JPMorgan's Actions 'Entirely Consistent With Fraud'

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.15.2013 | Business

Neil Barofsky, the former watchdog for the government's financial crisis bailout program, tweeted Friday that JPMorgan Chase appears guilty of "fraud,...

Jon Stewart: Government Treats Banks Like A 'Spoiled Child'

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 02.08.2013 | Business

If you ask Jon Stewart, he'll tell you that big banks, with all their economy-wrecking abilities, are acting like total babies. "The people that h...

Matt Taibbi: Government Lied To Americans About Bank Bailout

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 01.10.2013 | Business

The government made some rather flimsy claims during the financial crisis -- among them, that the bank bailout would help struggling homeowners and th...

AIG Bailout's Hidden Costs

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.11.2012 | Business

Merry Christmas, America, the U.S. government is about to close the books on its AIG bailout with a big profit. Please just ignore the immeasurable co...

Bailout Watchdog: Both Candidates Will Be Terrible For Bank Regulation

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.29.2012 | Business

If you've been listening to Neil Barofsky gripe about the Obama administration's handling of bank bailouts, you might think he's got it in for Preside...

WATCH: Neil Barofsky's Disappointment With Vikram Pandit and President Obama

Bill Moyers | Posted 12.23.2012 | Business
Bill Moyers


Bonnie Kavoussi

Ex-TARP Watchdog: Obama's Wall Street Reforms Deserve An 'F' | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 10.17.2012 | Business

The former bailout watchdog says President Obama "gets an F" for his Wall Street reforms. "He's fighting to maintain the status quo of the too-big...

Ex-Bailout Watchdog: CNBC Just 'Krugmanned' Me

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 08.22.2012 | Business

Neil Barofsky, the former bailout watchdog, isn't going to just take being talked over and cut off on television. "Definitely got Krugmanned," Bar...

10 Cities With Cursing Problems

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.12.2012 | Business

Where a worker lives may determine how much they swear at work, according to a recent survey from (h/t NBC News). Those who work...

Ex-Bailout Watchdog: U.S. 'Pretty F*cked'

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 08.07.2012 | Business

Neil Barofsky, the former Inspector General of the Troubled Asset Relief Fund, can sum up the state of the nation in two words: "Pretty fucked." Th...

Neil Barofsky Finds A New Reason To Call Tim Geithner A Jerk

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 08.07.2012 | Business

It's starting to look like Neil Barofsky and Timothy Geithner are never going to get along. In a Monday column for Reuters, Barofsky, the former sp...

Mitt Romney Ad Tries To Tie Obama To Auto Bailout Job Losses

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

As President Obama headed to Ohio Wednesday, Mitt Romney's campaign released a new ad blaming the president for job losses during the auto bailout of ...

TAR(P) Baby

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 09.29.2012 | Home
Glenn C. Altschuler

Barofsky's experiences should serve a cautionary tale -- and a wake-up call. Power can -- and does -- corrupt. Our revolving door, campaign contribution driven political system has lost touch with the "ordinary" citizens it is supposed to serve

How to Fix the Banks

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 09.24.2012 | Business
John Tepper Marlin

The idea of putting regulatory representatives on the boards of U.S. banks deemed too big to fail makes great sense to me.

Jason Linkins

NYT Runs Incomprehensible, Dismissive Review Of 'Bailout' | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics

Let's look at Jackie Calmes' poorly argued New York Times "takedown" of the former TARP Special Inspector General's new book, Bailout. If you're living in America, and you can't figure out why "Wall Street turned so hostile to President Obama's re-election," then you haven't been paying sufficient attention. In the first place, people on Wall Street have made it pretty clear that their major beef with Obama is that he refuses to characterize them as all-knowing, all-wise, fully redeemed individuals. Instead, he has been critical of the role they played in the financial crisis. And that's what hacks them off. And Wall Street knows they'll be getting a better deal from Romney, so they support him. Do I really have to spell this out for Jackie Calmes? Apparently, yes!

Arthur Delaney

New Book By Former Treasury Watchdog Thrills Republicans | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans are thrilled with a new tell-all book by former U.S. Treasury Department watchdog Neil Barofsky, who is heavily critical of ...

Jason Linkins

Neil Barofsky's 'Bailout' As An Anthropological Study Of Washington's Awfulness | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

Neil Barofsky, who served as the special inspector general for the Troubled Asset Relief Program from December of 2008 to February 14, 2011, has a new...

Wall Street's Ongoing Bailout

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 09.23.2012 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

Nearly four years after the Great Bailout, we continue to subsidize banks through low-cost funding, and through meaningless slaps on the wrist for ongoing malfeasance.

Mark Gongloff

Treasury Ignored Mortgage Fraud Warnings: Book | Mark Gongloff | Posted 07.20.2012 | Business

If the Obama administration's mortgage-relief program has been a bit of a flop, it didn't have to be so. In a new book, TARP's former inspector gen...

Mark Gongloff

Geithner Loses It On TARP Inspector General | Mark Gongloff | Posted 07.19.2012 | Business

"I never would have imagined that one day one of the most powerful government officials in the world would be dropping f-bombs on me." That's Neil ...

The 25 Most Dangerous People in Financial Media

Joshua M. Brown | Posted 08.18.2012 | Business
Joshua M. Brown

Dangerous in a good way -- these are the financial media players who are making things very difficult for the establishment to maintain the status quo.

Zach Carter

Eric Schneiderman's Office Spars With Foreclosure Activist, Blogger | Zach Carter | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Relations have soured between some foreclosure activists and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who earned praise for hi...

Foreclosure Crisis Lessons Not Yet Learned

Neil Barofsky | Posted 12.05.2011 | Business
Neil Barofsky

When I stepped down as the Special Inspector General for TARP at the end of March, I warned that HAMP was falling far short of its stated goals and even further short of meeting the urgent needs of American homeowners. Unfortunately, there has been little improvement since then.

What Is Truth?

Lydia Fisher | Posted 09.10.2011 | Business
Lydia Fisher

Falsehood creates a convoluted mess, a sense of disorder. Hold that thought and think "cause and effect" -- the financial crisis largely created our fiscal crisis leading now to the US national debt ceiling problem.