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Oscar Winner Charles Ferguson Rips Wall Street and Washington

Posted by Larry Doyle on February 28th, 2011 5:28 AM |

Charles Ferguson

“Forgive me, I must start by pointing out that three years after our horrific financial crisis caused by financial fraud, not a single financial executive has gone to jail, and that’s wrong.”

With those words last evening, Charles Ferguson, the winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary for his film Inside Job, did a lot more than merely begin an acceptance speech. Ferguson touched the third rail and made a political statement. But did he really? Really? Not in my opinion. Ferguson spoke the truth.

When did the mere voicing of the truth become political? Perhaps in America 2011 those who speak the truth actually stand out because we hear so little of the prized virtue. That reality is a sad commentary on our society.

I commend Ferguson. Backstage he had even more to say. (more…)

Markopolos on SEC: “A Bunch of Idiots”

Posted by Larry Doyle on February 28th, 2010 12:23 PM |

Harry Markopolos has become a household name in the realm of financial regulatory oversight. Harry earned his stripes for his dogged pursuit of the Madoff scam, especially in light of the lack of support from the SEC.

Harry characterized the SEC as incompetent during his initial Congressional testimony addressing the Madoff scam early last year. During that testimony, Harry characterized FINRA as “in bed with the industry.”

Who in America did not view Harry as a hero for his determination and drive in exposing the Madoff scam?

In light of Harry’s work over the years, I was somewhat befuddled by Harry’s excessively complimentary remarks directed toward Mary Schapiro last fall during Congressional testimony highlighting SEC Inspector General’s David Kotz’ review of the SEC’s handling of the Madoff affair. Harry seemed to lose his disdain for Mary and the SEC.

Well, Harry has regained his edge and his contempt for the SEC. (more…)






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