What Happened on Wall St. Ahead of the Crisis? We May Yet Find Out

New York Times
Street Scene
WILLIAM D. COHAN

db-streetscene-master768The eighth anniversary of the 2008 financial crisis is almost upon us, making this as good a moment as any to take stock of how little we know still about the bad behavior and deception that occurred inside the big Wall Street banks that helped to cause it — and how little we may ever know.

A wave of settlements between Wall Street and the Justice Department and regulators resulted in fines in excess of $200 billion flowing from the shareholders of these firms into the coffers of the various federal and state government entities. These payments still feel to me more like extortion than justice. After all, if the prosecutorial arm of the federal government that regulates you demands a 10- or 11-figure payment, it seems pointless to argue. Continue reading

Sense on Cents – Business Talk with Jim Campbell

Posted by Larry Doyle – Sense on Cents

What are you doing this weekend?  I hope the weekend allows you to spend quality time with family and friends. While I figure out some plans for today, tomorrow I will definitely set aside an hour to listen to the following:

Nationally Syndicated   Business Talk with Jim Campbell.

jim campbellSunday August 11th @ 10-11am & 10-11pm EST

Powerhouse Lineup on Insider Trading
Gretchen Morgenson – Assistant Business & Finance Editor, New York Times
Charles Gasparino – Senior Correspondent, Fox Business Network
William D. Cohan – Author, Fall of Bear Stearns and Goldman Sachs
Anita Raghavan – Author, “The Fall of the Galleon Hedge Fund”

Topic: Steven A. Cohen and the Criminal Indictment of SAC Capital Continue reading