On the Web
New York Magazine: The Stench of the Potomac
PBS: The Untouchables
The New York Times: How to Read Like a Political Reporter
The New Yorker: Washington Man
New Economic Perspectives: The Payoff: Why Wall Street Always Win
The Daily Beast: How the Government Failed to Fix Wall Street
Bloomberg Businessweek: A Washington Whistle-Blower Tells All
Wall Street Journal: ‘The Payoff’: Wall Street Wins, Again
Rolling Stone: A Rare Look at Why The Government Won’t Fight Wall Street
Listen to Jeff’s interview with Jim Banks on KGNU Radio
The New Republic: The Man Who Took on the Wall Street Blob
The Huffington Post: One Man Against The Wall Street Lobby
Corporate Crime Reporter: Payoff in the Pit of Plutocracy
The New York Times: Why Does Wall Street Always Win
Politico: Morning Money First
The Recovering Politician: EXCLUSIVE BOOK EXCERPT: Jeff Connaughton’s “The Payoff: Why Wall Street Always Wins”
Jeff on The Huffington Post
Where Are the Cops on Wall Street?
This post is adapted from a speech delivered Nov. 2, 2010, to more than 300 financial regulators and Wall Street executives during a panel discussion entitled “Financial Crisis and Financial Crimes” at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Obama and the Rule of Law
Long silent and now contradictory, President Obama needs to deliver a clarifying speech about our financial markets and the rule of law. Speaking in Kansas on December 6, he said, “Too often, we’ve seen Wall Street firms violating major anti-fraud laws because the penalties are too weak and there’s no price for being a repeat offender.”
The Glacial Response of the S.E.C. to the Rise of High-Speed Trading and Market Volatility
It’s bad enough that the Justice Department never indicted a single Wall Street executive for the fraud associated with the financial crisis, leaving it to the S.E.C. to wrist-slap a few financiers. Now, after a year in which the Dow Jones Industrial Average gyrated drunkenly, it’s obvious where lax enforcement is taking us.
Connaughton: So Much Time Is Spent on Reelection
The Rise of the Investor Super PAC: Jeff C. on WSJ Live
Why Wall Street Always Wins: Jeff C. on WSJ Live
The Daily Show: Ted Kaufman says America’s founders designed the Senate to be the place where everything stopped.