03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

John Dugan, OCC Head: 'Master Of Disaster' Is Banks' Hidden Ally In Deregulation Push

Of all the architects of last year's financial crash, John Dugan remains the most obscure, despite his stature as one of the most influential. While regulatory errors have made Larry Summers, Robert Rubin and Alan Greenspan household names, most people have never heard either of Dugan or his agency, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. But as the chief regulator for the largest US banks, Dugan and his staff are one of the most powerful engines of economic policy in the world