James Barth

former Chief Economist, Office of Thrift Supervision

Guest

Lowder Eminent Scholar in Finance at Auburn University and a senior finance fellow at the Milken Institute; former chief economist at the Federal Home Loan Bank Board (1987-1989) and the Office of Thrift Supervision (1989)

James Barth on KCRW

A joint committee reached a  surprise compromise  last week on finance reform, and President Obama wanted both houses to pass it by the Fourth of July.  But the death of  Senator…

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A joint committee reached a surprise compromise last week on finance reform, and President Obama wanted both houses to pass it by the Fourth of July.  But the death of Senator…

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President Obama calls the  finance reform compromise  the biggest thing of its kind since the Great Depression, and he wants it on his desk by the Fourth of July.

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President Obama calls the finance reform compromise the biggest thing of its kind since the Great Depression, and he wants it on his desk by the Fourth of July.

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Yesterday, all the Senate Republicans and one Democrat voted not to allow a  finance reform bill  to go to the floor for debate.

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Yesterday, all the Senate Republicans and one Democrat voted not to allow a finance reform bill to go to the floor for debate.

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