What Syria and the bank bailouts have in common: Distrust of elites
Herb Allison, who died Sunday at age 69, was one of the men who came to D.C. to fight the great financial panic.
The Princeton economist discusses how the economy blew up, how we put it back together, and how to prevent it all from happening again.
Neil Barofsky's new book on his experience as the government watchdog for the bank bailouts of late 2008 is getting a fair bit of press both for its accusations that the White House did too much to protect its political allies in the financial sector and too little to help everyday homeowners. But another accusation is getting much less attention: he thinks the Treasury Department doesn't know how to count.