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Senator Ted Kaufman

Five Years Later, Flash Crash Still Shrouded in Mystery

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics
Dennis M. Kelleher

Although there were numerous investigations into the supposed causes of the Flash Crash, including by Congress, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, none have been very convincing. Those lingering doubts have now been disturbingly confirmed.

Eleazar David Melendez

Genius Wall Street Plan To Monitor Itself Has Reform Advocates Miffed | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 02.27.2013 | Business

Ever since the so-called Flash Crash nearly three years ago, when stock markets plunged almost nine percent for mysterious reasons, American regulator...

Obama and the Rule of Law

Jeff Connaughton | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics
Jeff Connaughton

Until this president stops calling Wall Street's deleterious actions "not illegal," he's failing to deter -- and therefore effectively encouraging -- future financial fraud.

This Is a Plug, Not a Review, of Matt Taibbi's Griftopia

Michael Woods | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Michael Woods

Taibbi is his generation's Hunter S. Thompson, without the brain draining whiskey/coke/psychedelic addiction. He was kind enough to do a Q 'n' A with me about the release of his excellent new book.

Captive Regulators Contributed to Oil and Financial Disasters

Ted Kaufman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ted Kaufman

As we've learned over the last two years, when regulators fail, it is the American people who pay the price.

Romanoff, Bennet Take Different Tack On Wall Street Reform

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

UPDATE: A spokesman from the Romanoff campaign denies reports that the candidate would have voted against the reform. Colorado Public Radio issued ...

The Wall Street Reform Bill: How Much Did We Lose Getting to 60?

Ted Kaufman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Kaufman

The financial reform bill places enormous responsibilities and discretion into the hands of the regulators. Its ultimate success or failure will depend on the actions and follow-through of these regulators for many years to come.

Progressives Are Batting .500 in 2010 Senate Races: Make It .666 by Drafting Ted Kaufman in Delaware

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

If Kaufman doesn't run, Democrats are almost certainly facing a crushing defeat in the race for Joe Biden's old Senate seat in Delaware and a resounding victory for Republicans.

Senator Kaufman: Fraud Still at the Heart of Wall Street

Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Simon Johnson

Senator Ted Kaufman (D., DE) gave a devastating speech in the Senate on "too big to fail" and all it entails. A long public silence from our political class was broken -- and to great effect. Today's Dodd reform proposals stand in pale comparison to the principles outlined by Senator Kaufman. And yes, DE stands for Delaware -- corporate America has finally decided that its largest financial offspring are way out of line and must be reined in.

Sen. Ted Kaufman is Becoming The Best Democrat in the Senate--Draft Him to Run for Reelection

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Having proven himself a fighter for the people against the banks, Kaufman would make a much stronger candidate for Delaware than Combs. And he would have the ability to energize the Democratic base.

Unusual Market Activity: the SEC and High Frequency Trading

Ted Kaufman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ted Kaufman

It's too soon to know the myriad factors that played into last week's meltdown, though it appears to be quite likely that we witnessed a real-time example of high-tech trading run wild -- or, in some cases, unplugged.

The Speech For Which We Have Been Waiting

Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Simon Johnson

We need a simple speech and a direct speech -- most of all a political speech -- about what exactly happened to our financial system. Thursday, hopefully, we should finally get the speech.