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The Summers of Our Discontent

Jim Worth | Posted 12.24.2013 | Politics
Jim Worth

Obama's expected nomination of Summers was a perfect example of that critical flaw. Repeated appointments of inadequate individuals with questionable résumés -- whether out of loyalty or cronyism -- leaves the government vulnerable to recurrent failure.

Jason Linkins

The Official 'Eat The Press' Financial Crisis Retro Reader

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics

Happy five-year anniversary of the financial crash and its attendant economic calamities, everyone! Where my class warriors at? Let's look back to ...

Failing Up to the Fed, A Reporters' Guide to the Paper Trail Surrounding Larry Summers

Mary Bottari | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics
Mary Bottari

For journalists who are being told what a brilliant man and insightful regulator Larry Summers was behind the scenes, here are a few items from his public record you might want to review.

We Can Do Better Than An Unrepentant Bully At Fed

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 09.24.2013 | Business
Peter S. Goodman

There are worse things in life than terrible phone manners, imperiousness and excessive confidence, but these traits have just become more relevant amid the disclosures that Larry Summers appears to be the front-runner to take over as Federal Reserve chairman assuming Ben Bernanke steps down early next year.

Summers: The Courage to Say Yes to Wall Street?

Mike Lux | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

Larry Summers is the wrong guy for the wrong job at the wrong time. This pick is terrible politics and worse substance.

Not Sexist Summers, Please

Dave Johnson | Posted 09.24.2013 | Business
Dave Johnson

Larry Summers for the Fed? Seriously? There are better choices for Federal Reserve chair; in particular, Janet Yellen. The White House is not actively shooting this down, and this is just an insult to American women.

A Few More Words About Women and Work

Karen Hinton | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics
Karen Hinton

In government, corporate and nonprofit offices across the country are women who are smart, work hard and care about their profession but are regularly ignored because they are viewed as too mousy or too pouty or too inexperienced or too something.

Jason Linkins

Brooksley Born Said A Bunch Of Stuff That Actually Made A Lot Of Sense

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Banks Are Holding Us Hostage

Karen Hinton | Posted 01.11.2013 | Business
Karen Hinton

If we can't trust banks to run a foreclosure review process with some amount of precision, how in the heck do we expect them to run the world's financial systems and not take us for a deep dive again?

Dream Team of Bank Regulators Is Forgetting an Important Player

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 08.11.2012 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

Just recently, Washington announced the creation of a "dream team" of financial regulators, called the Systemic Risk Council. Great idea, but here's a question: Why was the current chairwoman of the SEC, Mary Schapiro, not included?

Barney Frank: Republican Lawmakers Have 'Terrible Priorities'

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 06.08.2012 | Business

A proposal to slash funding for a major financial regulator is being met with strong criticism. Representative Barney Frank, a Massachusetts Democr...

Why a Banker Thinks Wall Street Should Be Regulated

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 07.21.2012 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

Most bankers are not the unethical and blindly greedy creatures that politicians and the media make them out to be; and there is no doubt that without the productive activities of the banking sector, no other industry in our nation would be able to survive or thrive. But that does not mean there isn't a ghost in the machine.

D.M. Levine

Derivatives Cassandra On JPMorgan: Told You So

HuffingtonPost.com | D.M. Levine | Posted 05.15.2012 | Business

To Brooksley Born, JPMorgan Chase's trading blowup looks a lot like the Long-Term Capital Management debacle of 14 years ago. It's "happening all o...

Shadow Elite: Move Your Money and Beyond -- Reforming Market Culture From the Bottom Up

Annelise Riles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Annelise Riles

Like efforts by good citizens to clean up a decrepit park frequented by drug dealers, it's time to pick up the trash left by the financial destruction, and challenge each other to clean up our acts.

The Soviet GOP: There's Something Red About This Whitewash

Rob Warmowski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Warmowski

Some younger readers might need a refresher course in the workings of a thing called the Soviet Union. Republican apologists for Wall Street are doing their best to provide one.

Shahien Nasiripour

Financial Crisis Panel In Turmoil As Republicans Defect; Plan To Blame Government For Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The four Republicans appointed to the commission investigating the root causes of the financial crisis plan to bypass the bipartisan panel and release...

Inside Job: Our Business Schools and Our Future

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

I hope that Inside Job is shown near and on campuses across the country. The signs of hope really lie with future generations questioning those who came before them.

How Former SEC Chairman Levitt "Ducked" on Financial Regulation (videos)

Iris Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Mack

Congress "ducked" on financial regulation, neglecting to solve the problems that caused the financial crisis, former SEC chairman Arthur Levitt said. ...

The F Word: Larry Summers: Goodbye To All That

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

The Internet was all a-Twitter yesterday when news broke that Larry Summers, director of the National Economic Council, will step down by the end of t...

Shadow Elite: Elizabeth Warren's Best Credential: Outsider

Linda Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Keenan

Questionable behavior became commonplace in innumerable corners of the financial industry over the past 20 years. And at key moments, it was an outsider like Elizabeth Warren who had the common-sense perspective to cry foul.

Will They Pull a Brooksley Born on Elizabeth Warren?

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

Given Obama's hemming and hawing about appointing Warren, it's not far-fetched to think that history could repeat itself. Another woman trying to break the old guard's economic chokehold could be shown the door.

Women on the Verge

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Why is it that so many of the heroic leaders who have pushed the Obama administration to be more steadfastly progressive on financial issues just happen to be female?

The Obama Old Boys Club -- Does the White House Economic Team Have a Woman Problem?

Amy Siskind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Siskind

It's time for President Obama to knock the door off of the boys' club and let the girls into his inner economic circle, especially on economic matters. We can hardly afford to lose another immensely qualified woman.

The Lying Liars at Goldman Sachs

Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zach Carter

Goldman Sachs sent its second-highest-ranking officer to to tell the FCIC that his company is staffed by complete idiots. David Viniar claimed that his company just doesn't know how to do basic bookkeeping.

Shadow Elite: Rolling Stone's Hastings - How Outsiders Provide the Indispensable Check & Balance

Janine R. Wedel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Janine R. Wedel

Michael Hastings broke the understandings maintained for mutual benefit by the military, reporters who regularly cover it, and perhaps some allied think tanks as well. He did not have special access, he chose to take a risk.