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William K. Black

Benzinga Columnist

October 27, 2014 4:14 PM
I explained in a 2012 column as soon as Thomas Curry was publicly identified as the likely new head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Cur ...
October 14, 2014 5:42 PM
  The Swedish Central Bank’s (the “Bank”) prize in economics has gone to Jean Tirole.  It is always good to test such ...
October 06, 2014 4:44 PM
  The Wall Street Journal has published a disingenuous editorial that claims that it is we should not worry about anti-regulatory leaders who ...
September 23, 2014 1:16 PM
  In another proof of our family rule that it is impossible to compete with unintentional self-parody, Roger Cohen has penned“The Great ...
September 17, 2014 1:21 PM
  I have explained in depth why the New York Times’ coverage of the EU troika’s infliction of austerity on the eurozone is dishon ...
September 02, 2014 10:04 AM
  Floyd Norris, who I once respected, has written an interesting column titled “In China, Detecting Fraud Riskier Than Doing It.” ...
July 28, 2014 3:21 PM
Benjamin Wagner testified to the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) after he made his infamous comments when interviewed about the Departmen ...
July 21, 2014 5:42 PM
In researching my series of articles on the critical omissions in Attorney General Eric Holder’s press release about the settlement with Citi ...
May 27, 2014 12:31 PM
In a rational world the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), under Presidents Bush and Obama, would have responded to the financial crisis by dema ...
April 22, 2014 11:49 AM
Slate has published a piece by Zachary Karabell entitled “Stop Obsessing Over exorbitant CEO Pay” in which the author appears unaware th ...
April 18, 2014 1:16 PM
On April 2, 2014, as news broke of the death of Charles Keating, the most infamous savings and loan fraud, I posted an article entitled “Ten L ...
April 07, 2014 12:06 PM
  In my most recent column I focused on three brief passages from George Akerlof and Paul Romer’s 1993 article (“Looting: The Eco ...
April 01, 2014 3:39 PM
    Dr. Pablo Lucio Paredes, an economist from Ecuador who served as Planning Minister implementing the Washington Consensus in the di ...
March 11, 2014 4:00 PM
Deal Book Thinks Lawyers’ “Cardinal Rule” is to Advise CEOs how to Defraud with Impunity William K. Black Overview and Backgro ...
February 24, 2014 10:14 AM
  The New York Times Incompetence in Macroeconomic Reporting (IMR) Award I have written repeatedly about the New York Times’ needs to ...
February 12, 2014 11:01 AM
Edwin Sutherland: The 75th Anniversary of His Coining The Term White-Collar Crime William K. Black Introduction This year is the 75th annivers ...
January 28, 2014 10:40 AM
Mark J. Perry and Robert Dell’s February 24, 2011 article (“More Equity, Less Government: Rethinking Bank Regulation”) claims ...
January 21, 2014 10:41 AM
  The death of a successful banker and regulator James M. Cirona died January 4, 2014.  I doubt that many readers know of Jim’s ...
January 14, 2014 2:30 PM
Portes as the poster child for the failure of econometrics and neoclassical dogma Richard Portes is the economist that the U.K.’s neoclassic ...
November 26, 2013 11:10 AM
No one expects Andrew Ross Sorkin’s slavish “Deal Book” lackeys to demand that the elite Wall Street bankers whose frauds drove th ...
November 18, 2013 12:45 PM
Remember nine months ago when Timothy Geithner assured us that it was “extremely unlikely” he would take a position on Wall Street? ht ...
November 13, 2013 2:59 PM
I’m back from my annual purifying rite – participating in Kilkenomics IV in Kilkenny, Ireland.  It was a big success again this yea ...
November 04, 2013 12:31 PM
The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California is Benjamin Wagner.   “Once the U.S. government built a case against J.P. Morg ...
October 28, 2013 11:23 AM
Raj Chetty has written an op ed in the New York Times designed to counter the abuse the Sveriges Riksbank (Sweden's central bank) rightly receiv ...
October 07, 2013 9:24 AM
Only theoclassical economics constantly recycles variants of its worst ideas that have proven disastrous when they have influenced policy.  Oth ...
September 30, 2013 9:10 AM
There are at least four principles that virtually all conservatives purport to support – except when the potential defendant is socially elite ...
September 23, 2013 10:51 AM
The Wall Street Journal’s editorial staff(WSJ) criticizes the Dodd-Frank Act and the leadership of the financial regulatory agencies.  I ...
September 17, 2013 8:55 AM
The last ditch efforts to save Larry Summers’ prospective nomination to run the Fed and the comments about his withdrawing from consideration ...
September 09, 2013 8:51 AM
    The only positive aspect of the public contest to pick a successor for Ben Bernanke that the White House has inexplicably sparked ...
September 03, 2013 9:30 AM
Perhaps the only useful thing to come out of the Obama administration’s inept contest between Larry Summers and Janet Yellen as Ben Bernanke&r ...