Plutocrat’s Lawsuit Leads Unlikely Path To Transparency On AIG Bailout

By: Thursday October 2, 2014 12:15 pm

http://news.firedoglake.com/2014/10/02/plutocrats-lawsuit-leads-unlikely-path-to-transparency-on-aig-bailout/

 

DOJ and Treasury Schooled by College Athletes

By: Saturday August 9, 2014 9:00 am

First it was former Northwestern University quarterback Kain Coulter and his football teammates taking a chunk out of the NCAA, and yesterday it was former UCLA basketball player Ed O’Bannon and 19 other former college players. They did what few thought possible in going after a Too Big to Challenge institution, and won.

You know, the president is a sports-loving guy. Imagine what would happen if he called the attention of the DOJ and Treasury to these college athletes: “This is how you go after Too Big To Challenge institutions.” . . .

Stress Test: The Indictment of Timothy Geithner

By: Saturday May 24, 2014 12:59 pm

The reality is that we had a completely preventable economic disaster hit the country. The result was millions of people losing their homes and/or their jobs, in many cases seeing their lives and the lives of their children ruined. With almost no exceptions the policy makers responsible for the disaster and the bankers who profited from it are doing just fine. And Timothy Geithner can’t understand why everybody isn’t happy.

FDL Movie Night: Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve

By: Monday September 23, 2013 4:59 pm

The Federal Reserve is a hundred years old this year. There’s not a whole lot to celebrate in its century long history–the intention might have been good, but the execution has kind of been disastrous. In tonight’s film, Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve, our guest filmmaker Jim Bruce takes us through the history of the Federal Reserve System and into the current mess.

Politics and Slow Vetting Process Keep Government Understaffed

By: Friday May 3, 2013 6:50 am

The partisan gridlock in Washington combined with a slow moving vetting process has led to many of the key posts in the Obama Administration remaining vacant. Even as the administration asks for more power to police the internet and meddle in other country’s affairs abroad it lacks the staff to meet current responsibilities.

Administration Seems to Hint that They Will Prioritize Bondholders

By: Tuesday January 15, 2013 12:05 pm

It would seem the Obama administration is hinting that they will (or at least want the market to think they will) prioritize bondholders over everyone else if the debt limit is reached.

Obama and the Center-Right Nation He Hasn’t Changed

By: Sunday September 23, 2012 10:30 am

The genius of democracy is the idea that in a room full of smart people, the smartest person is the room.

For Geithner, With Friends Like Lee Sachs…

By: Wednesday July 25, 2012 5:50 pm

Former TARP Inspector General Neil Barofsky’s new book Bailout is worth reading for so many reasons, some of which are simply the hilarious anecdotes, but trusted Geithner adviser Lee Sachs is one of the distinctly less hilarious parts about the book. I remember writing something along the lines of “!!!” in the margin when I noticed his name and infamous affiliation “Tricadia” in Ron Suskind’s book but it wasn’t until Bailout—and I’ve read a lot of these goddamn books!—that I got a real sense of his influence on Geithner—and the magnitude of the taxpayer shakedown he might have pulled off had a lesser cop been assigned to patrol the bailout beat.

Tim Geithner’s Libor: Where Was the Barking Dog?

By: Saturday July 14, 2012 8:25 am

It has occurred to members of the Congress of the United States that this Libor bid rigging thing might be a good opportunity to remind the banking industry that it’s election time. So the House Banking Committee, whose members are placed there to assure privileged access to Wall Street campaign donations, will hold a hearing to ask Tim Geithner what he knew, when he knew it, and what he did about it.

When all this stuff was going down, Mr. Geithner was the head of the New York Federal Reserve.

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