Simon Johnson

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Guest

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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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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