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23 07, 2012

3 Reasons You Should Care About the LIBOR Scandal

By | July 23rd, 2012|Economy|1 Comment

  Have you heard about LIBOR? If so, you might be thinking it's: (a) The name of the new Spiderman movie villain, (b) The second cousin to Lex Luthor, or (c) A baby name option for the next addition to the Nicolas Cage family. With a funny sounding name like "Libor" it could [...]

20 04, 2010

Wall Street Isn’t Afraid of the SEC

By | April 20th, 2010|Democrats, Economy, Republicans|0 Comments

You might say I have a little inside information about the SEC. I spent several years there before I was a "recovering attorney" -- first as lawyer in the Enforcement Division who investigated a variety of securities fraud cases and then as Deputy Director of Public Affairs, where I dealt with reporters all day about [...]

7 03, 2010

Who Knew Financial Regulation Was So Simple?

By | March 7th, 2010|Democrats, Republicans|10 Comments

Funny or Die's Presidential Reunion from Will Ferrell But I still miss the late Phil Hartman as Ronald Reagan. As for financial regulation?  Do we really have to go over this again -- just call Brooksley Born, Elizabeth Warren and Sheila Bair.  Oh, and I call dibs on that ambassadorship to France!

22 01, 2010

A Little Light Reading!

By | January 22nd, 2010|Democrats, Economy, Republicans, Women in Politics|3 Comments

While I'm trying to get some book writing work down today, here's some excellent reading -- I just wish I had some time to weigh in on all these right now! -- Why the Game Change guys who want you to believe that Elizabeth Edwards is a crazy bitch are wrong. -- Who knew Cindy [...]

28 10, 2009

Dear Citibank, Get Your Greedy Hands Out of My Pockets!

By | October 28th, 2009|Economy|4 Comments

Last week, I received a notice about my Citibank Mastercard.  It seems that something around 13 percent wasn't enough interest to charge me for any balances I carried on the card.  I wasn't worried because I don't carry a balance.  I'm pretty good about monitoring how I use my card and pay off the balance [...]