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.
Yes, there has been some progress in making the financial system safer. But financial reform was so weak, it may not last.
Disclosure and transparency have become the answer to every vexing regulatory problem, but sunlight is not always the most effective disinfectant.
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.
With Republicans moving to dismantle Dodd-Frank, some are urging Obama administration to push hard for a significant overhaul of the financial system.
The rise of donor-advised funds is helping financial firms but hurting society.
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.
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.