Join us for our latest episode of "As the Door Revolves," in which the door spins even faster between the SEC and big business. It's called "regulatory capture" -- the takeover of government agencies by the very corporations they're supposed to keep an eye on.
The American people are not stupid. They see the double standard. They know that there are two sets of laws in the country: one for the rich, powerful and well connected of Wall Street and one for everyone else on Main Street.
The 2012 elections showed just how broken our elections are, with millions discouraged from voting due to antiquated registration laws, voter intimidation and misinformation, and the manipulation of voting laws for political gain.
She now has an opportunity to show that she also has the strength of character to lead this often-fractious agency in these difficult and challenging times. Nothing less than the safety and integrity of our capital markets depend on the choices she makes.
If you post on Facebook -- does the post alone make it public? These are not trick or facetious questions; on the contrary, I think that they are important questions and touch on future privacy issues and force us to take stock of what's real and what's not.
Please don't tell me that these reports in the business press touting Sallie Krawcheck as a front-runner for chairman of the SEC or even a possible candidate to be the next Treasury secretary are true.
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) received 3,001 tips to its new Whistleblower Office during fiscal 2012 (starting in October 2011). This undoubtably begs the question: How can we put that number into context?