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FORTUNE — The economy has taken center stage in the drama of the 2012 Presidential race. Yet, neither candidate’s campaign script acknowledges the connection between our current economic woes and the financial crisis which caused them. Four years after the crisis, financial reform remains a work in progress. So just what are you going to…

 
General Bullmoose and the Hillbillies
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 12:09 PM

In 1953, Defense Secretary (and former CEO of GM) Charles Wilson was asked during his Senate confirmation hearing whether he would put the interests of the country above that of GM, to which he famously responded “what’s good for General Motors is good for America”. Though Wilson was actually quoted out of context (he was…

 
Sheila Bair and the bailout bank titans
Thursday, September 20, 2012 @ 03:09 PM

FORTUNE — Few players had as close a view of the financial crisis as Sheila Bair, chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. from June 2006 to July 2011. In this excerpt from her new book, Bull by the Horns: Fighting to Save Main Street From Wall Street and Wall Street From Itself, Bair, a…

 

By Sheila Bair, guest columnist Yahoo Finance The late Gilda Radner played an endearing character named Roseanne Roseannadanna on Saturday Night Live in the 1970s. The character would provide hilarious commentary on current events (usually accompanied by gross out observations on bodily functions) then conclude by saying “It’s always something — if it ain’t one…

 

FORTUNE – A lot of fingers are pointing in a lot of directions in the Libor price-fixing affair. Tim Geithner is pointing his finger at the Bank of England. Republicans in Congress are pointing their fingers at Geithner. The big banks are pointing their fingers at one another. But one party to this fiasco is…