The Obama Administration has nominated a Treasury lawyer to take over the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. But no one knows what his views on regulation are.
The Washington consensus about how to fix the mortgage market looks a lot like Obamacare: A complicated Rube Goldberg device. Why isn’t anyone talking about something simpler?
As Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein has shown, an executive can preside over the reputational collapse of his firm and still come out golden.
Market participants are complacent about the debt ceiling because they don't understand Washington anymore.
The Securities and Exchange Commission won praise for its supposedly tough London Whale settlement with JPMorgan. But the big winners so far are the bank execs.
Wall Street may think that Green Mountain has put its troubles behind it. But on its first-ever investor day, questions about the company’s numbers persist.
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Recent Stories by Jesse Eisinger
- While in the White House, Economist Received Personal Loans From Top Washington Lawyer
- U.S. Attorney Asks Court to Reconsider Countrywide Loan Case
- Bank of America’s Winning Excuse: We Didn’t Mean To
- Why Haven’t Bankers Been Punished? Just Read These Insider SEC Emails
- How Mark Zuckerberg’s Altruism Helps Himself
- The Whistleblower’s Tale: How An Accountant Took on Halliburton
- No, the Banks Aren’t Losing