Marian Wang is a reporter for ProPublica, covering education and college debt. She has been with ProPublica since 2010, first blogging about a variety of accountability issues. Her latest stories have focused on how rising college costs and the complexity of the student loan system affect students and their families. Prior to coming to ProPublica, she worked at Mother Jones magazine in San Francisco and freelanced for a number of Chicago-based publications, including The Chicago Reporter, an investigative magazine focused on issues of race and poverty.
Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan acknowledges that the Fed did little to rein in the systemic risks banks were taking, but also said that the Fed couldn't have prevented the recession even it had acted. Most forecasting models are broken, he said.
The question of whether to investigate recently resigned Democratic Rep. Eric Massa got curiouser and curiouser, as Republicans proposed to investigate the would-be investigators and the question of whether the Massa investigation itself was dead or alive got murkier.