Why No Prosecutions?

By Emily Eisenlohr | April 29, 2011

There have been virtually no prosecutions to date for the near collapse of all our biggest banks and for the building of a residential mortgage morass. The comments on Gretchen Morgenson and Louise Story’s lengthy article in April 14th’s New York Times (“In Financial Crisis, No Prosecutions of Top Figures”) show our nation is divided…

Taking the Paulson Challenge

By Emily Eisenlohr | April 29, 2011

A major, but poorly understood issue that faces the newest members of our Congress is financial reform. Systemic risk is as pervasive as before. Another financial collapse could happen within the near future. Little has changed. Whereas stupid decisions at major financial institutions, failures of oversight by regulators and faulty ratings from the credit rating…

Davos, Congress and National Education Standards

By Emily Eisenlohr | February 2, 2011

How well trained is the Congressional mind? As this nation faces global competition and education quality takes a center stage, education standards are a hot topic. But how well educated is a Congressman these days?

There You Go Again

By Emily Eisenlohr | October 20, 2010

Congress passed financial reform legislation in July, and history repeated itself. In 1998 the large hedge fund Long-Term Capital Management was “rescued” by a group of large banks at the urging of the Federal Reserve. No taxpayer funds were involved, but the event cast into the public eye the same issues involved in the recent…

Let the dialog begin!

By Emily Eisenlohr | March 24, 2010

I launched this blog as part of an effort to challenge systemic risk, more popularly called Too Big To Fail.

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