Thursday, March 25, 2010

A Good Profile of Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren is a new hero of mine due to her oversight of the TARP program and her advocacy of consumer protection and financial regulatory reform. The New York Times has a nice profile of her.

Ms. Warren’s climactic hour begins now: three years after she hatched the idea for the agency, the White House has backed it, the House of Representatives has approved it and it is a top Democratic priority in the Senate.

Many fans, including RepresentativeBarney Frank, Democrat of Massachusetts, hope Ms. Warren will run it.

Sounds like a good idea, but it is not every educator and theorist who can run a government agency. It will be interesting to see how this turns out.

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