Author Archive for jennifer taub

thirteen ways of looking at a whale

Wallace Stevens’ Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird came to mind Friday while watching bankers and regulators testify before the Senator Levin-lead bipartisan subcommittee hearing on “JPMorgan Chase Whale Trades: A Case History of Derivatives Risks and Abuses.” I…

everybody wants to rule the world

Possibly my two favorite things are 80s music and Goldman Sachs-related grandiosity. So, a combo is a special treat. We have them together with the BBC-broadcasted-boastings of independent trader Alessio Rastani.  Rastani proudly proclaimed today, “This is not a time…

so long, sheila bair

Sheila Bair’s five-year term as Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) ends today, Friday, July 8th. During her tenure, Bair racked up an impressive list of achievements. Notably, even with the recent wave of bank failures, Bair managed…