Articles About Brooksley Born

Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
08.19.2010

Elizabeth Warren Ideal Head for the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection

A leading candidate to head the new Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection is Elizabeth Warren, although her potential nomination is not without controversy.  Writing on CNN Money.com, Katie Benner says “Detractors say that Warren lacks experience, that she’s not impartial, and that she could make it so expensive to extend credit that only the richest […]

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Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
03.25.2010

The Canary in the Mine Shaft

A decade before the financial meltdown, one woman was sounding the alarm that a catastrophe was coming.  That woman is Brooksley Born, who correctly predicted that investments known as over-the-counter derivatives could cause a financial crisis.  As Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) during the second Clinton administration, Born would wake up “in […]

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