Talk about putting your foot in your mouth. This would be funny if it wasn’t sickening.
During congressional questioning on Friday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D. Mass.) commented that the U.S. Federal Reserve‘s job is like that of “a cop on the beat.”
And that’s when New York Fed President William Dudley inserted a foot in his big mouth.
He responded, “I don’t think our primary purpose as supervisors is a cop on the beat, it’s more like a fire warden; make sure that the institution is well run so that, you know, it’s not going to catch on fire and burn down. And managed in a way that if the institution is stressed that it doesn’t collapse and threaten the rest of the financial system.”
In other words, there’s no “policing” going on.
Dudley said it – not me.
But today I’ll share with you what I do have to say – and I’ll show how the close relations between Wall Street and Washington could lead to yet another financial conflagration…
“Business culture in the banking industry is favoring, or at least tolerating, fraudulent or unethical behaviors.”
That’s what Ernst Fehr told reporters in a telephone interview this week.
Fehr is an economist at the University of Zürich in Switzerland who co-led a study about business behavior.
Fehr’s study proves what we’ve all long knew – but it wasn’t the only piece of news last week that demonstrates the crookedness of bankers.
Today I’ll show you how Wall Street‘s manipulations are affecting the prices we pay for everything from the cars we drive to our pots and pans.
So you know you want to know more about this…