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Hold Companies, Executives and Government Officials Accountable

In this column, co-published with New York Times’ DealBook, Jesse Eisinger monitors the financial markets to hold companies, executives and government officials accountable for their actions.

No, the Banks Aren’t Losing

Yes, there has been some progress in making the financial system safer. But financial reform was so weak, it may not last.

The Trouble With Disclosure: It Doesn't Work

Disclosure and transparency have become the answer to every vexing regulatory problem, but sunlight is not always the most effective disinfectant.

Rent to Own: Wall Street’s Latest Housing Trick

As the Obama administration moves to expand housing credit, “rent to own’ schemes are one illustration of why a continuing federal role in housing is vital to protect consumers from exploitative products.

Obama Stands At Crossroads On Financial Reform

With Republicans moving to dismantle Dodd-Frank, some are urging Obama administration to push hard for a significant overhaul of the financial system.

The Wall Street Takeover of Charity

The rise of donor-advised funds is helping financial firms but hurting society.

Now What? Failed Allergan Deal Strains Valeant

The Big Bank Backlash Begins

The Fed Hates To Burst Your Bubble

The Sorry State of Bank Apologies

Nice Little Agency You Got There

Does Valeant’s Cost-Cutting Go Too Far?

BlackRock Doesn’t Need A Scarlet Letter

The S.E.C. has a point on asset managers but it is undermining financial regulation with its public and needless antagonism of the Financial Stability Oversight Council.

The Justice Department’s Foreign Aggression

The Buck Stops With Obama on Tepid Financial Reform

A new book by former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner shows the reluctance to push for serious change in the financial system after the 2008 meltdown can be traced to the very top.

How the Case Against Bank of America CEO Fizzled

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