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Paul Volker Economic Recovery Advisory Board

Volcker Pulls No Punches, Slams 'Broken' Financial System, Banks

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Paul Volcker pulled no punches Thursday in a speech at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, criticizing nearly all aspects of the nation's financial s...

We're in Trouble When the Radical Is Paul Volcker

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Volcker is no radical. He is the former Fed chairman. He has a tightwad's view of monetary policy, even in a severe recession. But he has been around long enough to know that Wall Street speculators are capable of terrible mischief when regulations are dismantled. If Obama is serious about financial reform, he needs to fight for it -- against corporate Democrats as well as Republicans, and against his chums on Wall Street. Paul Volcker deserves better than intermittent gestures. So do the American people.

Is the "Volcker Rule" More Than a Marketing Slogan?

Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Simon Johnson

After a tough argument, Paul Volcker appeared to have finally persuaded Obama that the unconditional bailouts of 2008-2009 planted the seeds for another major economic crisis. But how deep does this conversion go?

Listening to Paul Volcker

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

You know how far politics has swung to the right when the most left wing guy in the room is the former chairman of the Federal Reserve. But that's what financial reform has come to.

Volcker Involved In Anti-Stimulus Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

ABC News | Jake Tapper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The chairman of President Obama's Presidential Economic Recovery Advisory Board, Paul Volcker, is an official of a think-tank that recently assailed t...