Posts Tagged ‘Neil Barofsky’

Book Review: Bailout; An Inside Account of How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street

Book Review: Bailout; An Inside Account of How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street

By The Banker | Book Reviews

If every novel or Hollywood movie starts with either the premise of “A Man Walks Into a Town” or “A Man Goes On a Journey,” Bailout by Neil Barofsky begins with the former.  Neil Barofsky plays the leading Jimmy Stewart hero role in this modern update to Mr. Smith Goes To Washington. In late 2008, [&hellip

In Praise of SIGTARP, Part I –Truth in Government

In Praise of SIGTARP, Part I –Truth in Government

By The Banker | Blog Posts

As a recovering banker, a main obsessive question of mine remains “How did we get into this mess?” By “mess,” I mean both the Credit Crunch itself and our collective response to it, at the government and personal levels. My obsession drives me to read reports by the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset [&hellip

In Praise of SIGTARP, Norse God of Financial Accountability

In Praise of SIGTARP, Norse God of Financial Accountability

By The Banker | Blog Posts

“…But in 2012, the people became restless.  They mistrusted the 1% who lived far away in beautiful, unattainable, icy Jotunheim. And the people quarreled amongst themselves.  They could not agreehttp://www.bankers-anonymous.com/wp-admin/admin.php?page=wpcf7 with one another or keep the peace.  The people were the 99%, and they divided into warring ideological camps, visiting bloody internecine raids upon the [&hellip