Oh, Those Crazy Mega-Banks

by on March 18, 2013

Oh dear. I managed to avoid talking about banks for quite a while. It seems time to revisit our favorite villains. They're up to no [more…]

Sandy Weill Said What?

by on July 25, 2012

I must be getting old. Too old to understand English anymore. Sandy Weill, architect of Citibank's ill advised growth, and long time advocate of the [more…]

Volcker and Banks

by on February 14, 2012

We have reached a crucial point in our attempt to bottle up the banks. It looks as if they will win. That means the economy [more…]

The Art of Bankers and Economists

by on February 6, 2012

The big question, and one I have been asked several times this morning already, is this: does the good jobs report last week signal a [more…]

Bankruptcy At The Top

by on July 6, 2011

One of the more difficult aspects of our crisis to digest is the manifest bankruptcy displayed by our various elites. Intellectual and moral bankruptcy that [more…]

Bank Reform Fades Away … With a Thud

by on April 18, 2011

There it is. Sitting on my computer desktop, pristine and unopened. The vast 650 odd page Levin report on Wall Street and The Financial Crisis. [more…]

Meanness, Mediocrity, and Bank Reform

by on June 25, 2010

It takes a particularly virulent form of mean spiritedness for a nation to walk away from its most vulnerable citizens at a time of their [more…]

Double Dip?

by on June 7, 2010

It's extraordinary how quickly we can go from over-estimating the recovery to near panic over fears of a double dip recession. This volatility of the [more…]

Fix Wall Street … Please

by on April 20, 2010

I apologize to those of you who are sick and tired of the flood of Wall Street news. You want to know more about the [more…]

A Mockery of It All: Wall Street, The Joke’s On Us

by on April 13, 2010

Here I am, late at night reading accounts of the implosion on Wall Street. We are sufficiently past the peak of the crisis that we [more…]