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Geithner vs Huntsman: Trash vs Truth

Posted by Larry Doyle on July 19th, 2012 10:26 AM |

I don’t know about you, but I find myself often every morning discounting much of what I read in financial periodicals as mere noise if not outright trash. Trash? Yes, trash.

In my opinion, the garbage spewed is not a function of a broken sewer line, so to speak, but very much a function of individuals and institutions working hard to disguise or pollute a situation or a reality.

In the midst of the trash, I welcome and embrace commentaries that promote the truth.

I touched both ends of this trash vs. truth spectrum in reading the Financial Times this morning. Let’s juxtapose the following:

Geithner Defends Libor Actions, in which our Treasury Secretary states: > > >
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Sense on Cents Endorses Elizabeth Warren for Consumer Financial Protection Agency

Posted by Larry Doyle on July 17th, 2010 11:20 AM |

Elizabeth Warren

Truth, transparency, and integrity!

If our nation is to have any chance to recover from the throes of the worst economic crisis since the 1930s, it had better start elevating and embracing these aforementioned virtues. Time and time again, when we review business practices and political decisions at the center of our crisis, we have seen a glaring lack of these prized virtues. Why and how were these principles compromised? The pursuit of short term profit. Regrettably, this pursuit came at the expense — if not total violation — of these principles. The ultimate long term costs are now being borne by the nation as a whole.

Sense on Cents abhors those who would compromise these core values. Similarly, Sense on Cents embraces those who cherish these values. To that end, I strongly endorse Elizabeth Warren to head the Consumer Financial Protection Agency. (more…)

Sense on Cents Responds to Obama Administration Request for Input

Posted by Larry Doyle on April 14th, 2010 2:34 PM |

President Obama wants input on the reform of the housing finance system. Given my career, I consider myself eminently qualified to give it to him. Despite this request, though, I still think he should focus on job creation (which he highlighted during his State of the Union address).

I welcome giving President Obama, Treasury Secretary Geithner, and the rest of the the White House economic team a very healthy dose of Sense on Cents. (My response is a little lengthy, but it is not everyday the President gives us this opportunity. Out of respect, I owe him my best effort.) I will let you know if they respond with anything more than a form letter, or if they do not respond at all. From the U.S. Treasury today:

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