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Vote in the Democratic Shadow Primary Now: Support Elizabeth Warren

By Simon Johnson The shadow primary for the Democratic Party is in full swing. What will be the ideas, themes, and messages that win support in 2016 – and will they carry the day in the presidential election? You can … Continue reading

Elizabeth Warren And The Independent Community Bankers of America Are Right: Antonio Weiss Should Not Become Undersecretary for Domestic Finance

By Simon Johnson Antonio Weiss has been nominated to become Undersecretary for Domestic Finance at the Treasury Department. A growing number of people and organizations have expressed reservations about this potential appointment, which requires Senate confirmation – including Senator Dick … Continue reading

An Elizabeth Warren for New York

By Simon Johnson These days, almost everyone likes to complain about institutional corruption – and various forms of intellectual capture of government orchestrated by big corporate interests. But very few people are willing to do anything meaningful about it. Zephyr … Continue reading

The Importance Of Elizabeth Warren

By Simon Johnson One of the most important results on Tuesday was the election of Elizabeth Warren as United States senator for Massachusetts. Her victory matters not only because it helps the Democrats keep control of the Senate but because … Continue reading

Karl Rove’s Latest Attack On Elizabeth Warren

By Simon Johnson Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS has another ad out attacking Elizabeth Warren (video here).   This is beyond ludicrous – the ad attempts to blame Ms. Warren for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and for bank bailouts.  The … Continue reading

Wall Street v. Elizabeth Warren

By Simon Johnson Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS group has launched the first attack ad against Elizabeth Warren, presumably because she is now running hard for the Senate in Massachusetts.  This ad is not a big surprise, but the line that … Continue reading

Nominate Elizabeth Warren – Provide The Pecora Hearings We Need

By Simon Johnson Ms. Warren is helping get the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) off the ground and remains the leading contender to become its formal head (subject to Senate confirmation).  She summarizes her substantive agenda this way, We’re … Continue reading

Who’s Afraid Of Elizabeth Warren?

By Simon Johnson The next big political battle in Washington – after the budget debate is declared “over” – will likely feature the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, in particular the fight to determine whether Elizabeth Warren can become as the … Continue reading

The Economics and Politics of Elizabeth Warren

By Simon Johnson Congressional Republicans are apparently intent on a big showdown with Elizabeth Warren, who is currently building up the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). This is very good news for the White House, if they use this … Continue reading

The White House Needs Elizabeth Warren, Now More Than Ever

By Simon Johnson The White House today is under pressure, with insiders asking: After the strong showing of the Republicans in the midterm elections, should the president move to the right or to the left? This is entirely the wrong … Continue reading

Elizabeth Warren: The Right Appointment At The Right Time

By Simon Johnson The case for appointing Elizabeth Warren to set up the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was, at the end of the day, overwhelming.  She had the original idea, she helped build political support, and her own … Continue reading

Republican Nightmare: Putting Elizabeth Warren to Work Now

By Simon Johnson President Obama is finally looking for bold, creative, and clever ways to change the way the US economy operates – preferably with measures that will take effect by the November midterms and change the tone of the … Continue reading

Yet Another Reason to Like Elizabeth Warren

By James Kwak Bob Lawless points me to this 2006 blog post by Elizabeth Warren. Warren describes a first-year contracts class on the case that upheld a fine-print forum selection clause (a clause saying that if you want to sue … Continue reading

Treasury Makes A Mistake – Claiming They Are Not Blocking Elizabeth Warren

By Simon Johnson It’s one thing to block Elizabeth Warren from heading the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. It’s quite another thing to deny in public, for the record, that any such blocking is going on (e.g., see this report; … Continue reading

Elizabeth Warren Calls Out Wall Street

Although the Consumer Financial Protection Agency made it through the House more or less intact, the banking lobby is taking another, better shot at killing it in the Senate, and is planning to use the magic words: “big government” and … Continue reading