EXCERPT: “Lying, fraud, self-dealing, blatant misrepresentations and more as laid out in this lawsuit against Barclays are symptoms of a Wall Street that remains out of control. What is the cause that needs to be addressed, exposed, and rectified? A financial regulatory system that covers the spectrum of being ill-equipped, incompetent, captured, and corrupted.” Continue reading
I do not think there is any single piece of legislation in the last 50 years that has had such a profoundly detrimental impact on the American public than the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act separating commercial and investment banking.
That repeal is certainly not the sole factor that led to the economic crisis of 2008 and the ongoing pain we experience today, but it was certainly critical to the eventual meltdown. There is no great revelation in that assessment. Continue reading
By Larry Doyle – Book Review: All The Presidents’ Bankers by Nomi Prins
While all too much of our analysis of market developments comes to us in the form of sound bites and snippets, leave it to the great writers of our time to provide real depth and study of the business and political relationships that ultimately impact all of us.
I recently completed reading just such a study, All The Presidents’ Bankers by Nomi Prins. The author is not only a Wall Street insider but also highly regarded for her prior books and well documented written and spoken commentaries.
I very much had the sensation of sitting in on a semester long tutorial in Financial and Political History while working my way through this book. Continue reading
By Larry Doyle on February 6, 2014
Do you ever wonder if those who ‘find religion’ late in life so to speak are trying to conveniently cleanse their souls before making their way to the pearly gates?
I think in the case of public officials, it is fair to ask if the ‘cleansing process’ is done for purposes of resurrecting an image or if the individual is truly engaging in a meaningful transformation. Continue reading
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.
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
How many people have to lose their savings, their equity and their pensions before there is a revolution – or is the intellectual revolution already here – “refuge to reconstruction”? That is the $54 Billion dollar question.
One man’s wealth tax becomes another man’s wealth confiscation
I have no doubt that given the need for sources of revenue by Uncle Sam and other sovereign governments, the topic of “the protection of property rights” will be increasingly brought front and center in the public arena.
Posted by Larry Doyle Sense on Cents on October 22, 2012
Although I am still not inclined to buy, rather than merely borrowing it from the library, Greg Smith’s book Why I Left Goldman Sachs, I did find his interview on CBS’ 60 Minutes last evening to be interesting. What interested me? Continue reading
Quoting from a Bix Weir email “Alert” – THERE WAS A GRAND CONSPIRACY AMONGST THE LARGEST BANKS IN THE WORLD!
And how does this LIBOR scam affect the American homeowners and foreclosures? Prominent Hawaii foreclosure defense attorney said this, “raises questions about whether Libor Rates charged to many borrowers were all contrived.” Continue reading