Banking Industry

Ten years ago last November, a Republican-led Congress and a Democratic White House rolled out the red carpet for a new age of global, “full service,” too-big-to-fail financial institutions. The move repealed the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933, a set of reforms responsible for the longest crisis-free...
On March 15, 2013, the Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations held hearings on the London Whale scandal. The indomitable and indefatigable Chairman Carl Levin, ably supported by the brilliant committee chief of staff, Elise Bean, took on six JP Morgan Chase (“JPMC”) current and former...
My name is Wallace Turbeville. I am a Senior Fellow at Demos, a national public policy organization working to reduce political and economic inequality, advancing a vision of a country where we all have an equal say in our democracy and an equal chance in our economy. I am testifying today on...
New York, NY – On the heels of the introduction of the “Wall Street Speculator Tax” in Congress, national policy center Demos released a new report showing how the rise of high frequency trading (HFT) comes at a massive cost to the real economy, despite Wall Street’s claims to the contrary. “Cracks...
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This is the second of a series of articles, entitled “The Financial Pipeline Series”, examining the underlying validity of the assertion that regulation of the financial markets reduces their efficiency. These articles assert that the value of the financial markets is often mis-measured. The...
This is the first article in the “Financial Pipeline Series,” which will examine the underlying validity of the assertion that regulation of the financial markets reduces their efficiency. These articles point out that the value of the financial markets to the real economy is often mis-...
NEW YORK – Today, national public policy organization Demos is launching “New Rules for Wall Street,” a week-long blog series calling for a strong second-term financial regulation agenda that would advance the overdue rules sought by the Dodd-Frank Act and promote further good rule-...
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Wallace Turbeville, former vice president of Goldman Sachs and senior fellow at Demos, discusses the case brought by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman against JPMorgan Chase for fraud at Bear Stearns, which JPMorgan purchased in 2008. The case “marks the most direct action to date...
Four years ago today, Lehman Brothers collapsed as Hank Paulson and his colleagues made the fateful decision that free market principles demanded that at least one bank crippled by the deteriorating financial system had to be sacrificed at the altar of moral hazard. These “deciders” had no idea of...
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