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A special examiner hired – and fired – by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York recorded about 46 hours of meetings and conversations with her colleagues. Many of these events document key moments leading to her firing. But they also offer an intimate study of the New York Fed’s culture at a pivotal moment in its effort to become a more forceful financial supervisor.
Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s new book, “Stress Test,” discusses the financial crisis of 2007-8 and Geithner’s supervision of the banking giant Citigroup.
Widespread demonstrations in support of Occupy Wall Street have put the financial crisis back into the national spotlight lately. So here’s a quick refresher on what’s happened to some of the main players, whose behavior, whether merely reckless or downright deliberate, helped cause or worsen the meltdown.
Pulitzer Prize winner Jesse Eisinger says HBO’s “Too Big To Fail” The Movie is the story of how three leading financial figures in U.S. government “didn’t see the financial crisis coming; hadn’t prepared for it; made mistake after mistake as it was cresting; and then, in their moment of triumph, made their most colossal blunder of all.”