Eric Griego, House Candidate in New Mexico, Wants Corrupt Bankers to Go to Jail

By: Thursday May 17, 2012 11:07 am

As I’ve been reporting, the fallout from JPMorgan Chase’s “Fail Whale” trade has returned financial reform to the political agenda. The conventional wisdom previously was that Dodd-Frank would be implemented and the political system wouldn’t have to worry about Wall Street for a few years. The JPMorgan Chase test case, along with the frustration and [...]

Polling Shows Danger of Being on Wrong Side of Housing and Bank Accountability

By: Wednesday May 16, 2012 8:24 am

The polling showing that voters hold negative opinions of the President’s performance in housing policy and Wall Street accountability suggests that Americans have a hungering for a much tougher policy on these issues and will reward candidates who reflect that, according to the pollster who did the survey. Jim Williams of Public Policy Polling, who [...]

Financial Reform Returns to the Political Agenda

By: Tuesday May 15, 2012 6:19 am

If there’s one thing to be gained from the Fail Whale trade, it’s that one section of the political class has rediscovered the need for stronger financial regulations. Whether it’s the reinstitution of Glass-Steagall, limits on bank size or simple accountability, it has suddenly become worthwhile to mention that the status quo, even after Dodd-Frank, [...]

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