Neil M Barofsky
No mention of regulatory reform. No mention of the very significant work that still needs to be done under Dodd-Frank. No reference to the necessary things we need to do beyond Dodd-Frank to really fix the financial system
I was extremely disappointed by this sort of notion [that] we can just turn the page on the financial crisisMore quotes »
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What’s a Wall Street Executive’s Wins Produced?
It doesn’t take much effort to establish that LeBron was more valuable than Melo. The numbers tell us (numbers taken from theNBAGeek.com) that LeBron in 2012-13 was a much more efficient scorer from the field; and a better rebounder, passer, and shot blo from Freakonomics Read more »
So You're Thinking About Having An Off-The-Record Press Briefing On Benghazi, Eh?
I am reminded today of a passage from Neil Barofsky's Bailout , in which the bailout overseer interviews Kris Belisle, who would go on to be the communications director for his SIGTARP office. During her interview, Kris opened our conversation dramatical from The Huffington Post Read more »
Straight arrow prosecutor in Washington-land
In his book on the experience, former Special Inspector General for Oversight of TARP Neil Barofsky sometimes comes off as a cross between the Jimmy Stewart character (Tony Kirby) in the film You Can't Take It With You and Eliot Ness. That is especially from Happening Here Read more »
How Wall Street’s hold on bank regulators mimics drug lord playbook
Greg Lamm covers banking & finance and law for the Puget Sound Business Journal. Neil Barofsky, the former inspector general of the Troubled Asset Relief Program, signs copies of his book, “Bailout,” at the Investment Management Consultants Association a from Seattle Business Journal Read more »
Why Ordinary Americans Should Be Really Angry About the Wall Street Bailout
During a meeting in 2009 about the performance of the Home Affordable Modification Program, or HAMP, Elizabeth Warren, who was head of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP, kept challenging Treasury Secretary T from Daily Finance Read more »