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Not If But When the Next Crisis Comes . . .

Posted by Larry Doyle on May 14th, 2014 2:39 PM |

With mid-term elections on the near term horizon, I expect we will hear various pols and their selected pundits tout Dodd-Frank as not being perfect but as having brought meaningful reform to Wall Street.

Really? I know, politico-speak is more noise than substance but let’s get real.

When there is not a lot to grab onto in terms of truly meaningful political accomplishments, we should not be surprised that any legislation that has been passed will be used as fodder to feed the masses.

So when you hear a pol from either side of the aisle play this game talking about Dodd-Frank, make sure you hit them with the following insider assessments: (more…)

James Kidney Stones the SEC: “A Tollbooth on The Bankster Turnpike”

Posted by Larry Doyle on April 9th, 2014 9:07 AM |

James Kidney recently retired from the SEC.  He skewered the commission’s culture and management on the way out the door.

For those who care to understand how Wall Street has gotten away with incredibly egregious offenses over the years, Kidney’s brief remarks are well worth the few minutes to review. The highlights include:

1. The revolving door is a very serious problem. I have had bosses, and bosses of my bosses, whose names we all know, who made little secret that they were here to punch their ticket. They mouthed serious regard for the mission of the Commission, but their actions were tentative and fearful in many instances. (more…)






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