Tag Archives: Financial Regulation

On the Outside Looking In

One of the necessary conditions for a democracy to work is a critical mass of policy wonks and political junkies – you need an informed public who understand what the issues are, and, structurally, how power is amassed and wielded, … Continue reading

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Impossible Conversations

Christmas dinner is coming, and that’s when, after you’ve all stuffed yourselves, the talk turns to politics. And it will be how Obama is ruining America – because he hates America, or at least he hates hard-working successful white folks … Continue reading

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Hard Times Made Only Marginally Better

Thursday, July 15 – a day of big events, as BP stops the damned oil leak in the Gulf (for now) and Congress passes the financial reform legislation – the biggest package of changes since banking reform and the creation … Continue reading

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Lessons Not Learned

The third career was in systems management, or maybe it was the fourth – it’s hard to remember now. No, it’s painful to remember. There was always a new project, and it was going to be different this time – … Continue reading

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