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It's undeniable that pay czar Kenneth Feinberg has had an impact on compensation at bailed-out firms. But it's equally clear that the casino culture that created this mess remains untouched.
The time to pay down the deficit will come only after the economy recovers.
To reform the financial sector, we must break up "too big to fail" conglomerates and reinstate the Glass-Steagall Act.
The first step toward lasting financial reform is to identify the roots of the crisis.
Congress should step up its investigations of the roots of the financial crisis and slow down the rush to weak solutions--especially the empowerment of the Federal Reserve.
How can we expect the experts to reform the financial system when it's experts who got us into this mess to begin with?
The Bush-Obama strategy of throwing trillions at the banks to solve the mortgage crisis is a huge bust. Will the president be able to extricate us from this mess?
We're being robbed. A scathing report by the Treasury Department's inspector general says the TARP program is mismanaged and rife with potential fraud.
As government takes a larger role in business, political skills may matter more than business acumen. And ethics? Not so much.
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