Simon Johnson

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Professor of global economics and management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and writer of its Baseline Scenario blog; former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund (2007-2008); co-author of 13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and The Next Financial Meltdown

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Last week, House Democrats and right-wing Republicans  held up fast-track authority for free trade , delaying action on the  Trans-Pacific Trade Pact .

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Last week, House Democrats and right-wing Republicans held up fast-track authority for free trade , delaying action on the Trans-Pacific Trade Pact .

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In the  House version  of finance reform, the provision that banks hate most is an independent agency for consumer protection.

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In the House version of finance reform, the provision that banks hate most is an independent agency for consumer protection.

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The US Senate's next item of business is finance reform, with  Democrats trying to draw up an offer  Republicans can't refuse.

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The US Senate's next item of business is finance reform, with Democrats trying to draw up an offer Republicans can't refuse.

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