Show Comments ▼ Lurking behind the financial crisis: the Fed puppeteer and the trader KCS-content I WANTED it to be like that Quentin Tarantino movie: every person should come away with a different picture. I wanted to almost do it with no judgment.”Andrew Ross Sorkin is in London for the Samuel L Johnson literary awards after Too Big To Fail, his best-selling account of the financial crisis, was short-listed for the prize. But before heading off to a string of other engagements, he finds time for a leisurely iced tea with City A.M., to talk all things Wall Street.His desire to write the book “without judgment” is hardly surprising coming from the star finance reporter of the New York Times, a paper that regards itself as a keeper of historical records.But Sorkin has a further reason to write this particular story “without judgment”: his aim was to complicate the conventional narrative about “greedy bankers” bringing down the economy. “Part of the goal of the project was to put the reader in the room with them. When you get inside the room, your field of vision changes,” he says. His tactic is to take readers so close to the main characters of his story – characters that include former US Treasury secretary Hank Paulson and former Lehman Brothers CEO Dick Fuld – that we can see the dandruff on their collars. At this magnification, a simple reading of who is to blame for what becomes easily confused.And he applies this nuanced narrative about blame and hindsight to his views on the need for regulatory changes prompted by the financial crisis. “It’s about the politics of the regulation – somebody has to be the policeman,” he says. But on the other hand: “You can’t prevent the next crisis. The only thing you can do is create parameters to limit the damage and give regulators tools to mitigate the crisis.” whatsapp whatsapp Monday 27 September 2010 7:45 pm As a man who has spent years getting as close as possible to the behemoths of Wall Street and their Treasury counterparts (since they are often the same people), Sorkin seems vaguely resigned to the imperfections and contradictions of regulation. After all, a man who chronicled the making of Paulson’s bailout plan (see box bottom right) could hardly maintain faith in the cool effectiveness of centrally planned regulation.TRADER’S PHILOSOPHYAnd more broadly, he does not believe that rules can prevent financial misdirection. As he says: “The desire for power and pride is something you can’t legislate.” This might sound like typical banker-bashing, but there is a subtle difference between Sorkin’s view and the usual “Wall Street versus Main Street” lament. Asked why “greed” was supposedly allowed to trump self-interest in the pursuit of excessive risks, he disputes the premise: “To me, Wall Street is less about greed than it is about power and pride – it wasn’t greed that made Dick Fuld ride his $1bn in stock down to something like $56,000.”Instead, Sorkin blames Fuld’s overwhelming desire to win and, when everything went pear-shaped, not to lose face for driving Lehman off a cliff. In his book, Sorkin is at pains to convey the fierce culture that made beating rivals the be-all and end-all for Wall Street’s CEOs: money is important, undoubtedly, but above a certain level of wealth, it serves more as a measure of one’s prowess and superiority than as a measure of buying power. And as Sorkin chronicles the thrill of deal-making and the cut and thrust of the trading floor, it becomes clear that this is a story being told by a man who cannot help but empathise with Wall Street’s culture. As he comments of his book: “To write it, you have to want to live with the characters for a year.”This makes Too Big To Fail as much a psychological study as it is a historical narrative. Because, to Sorkin’s mind, although the banking system was flawed in its interconnectedness and systemic importance, it was not merely the banks that were “too big to fail”; it was the men running them.“All this stems from a trader’s philosophy,” he explains. “There’s always another trade, a way out or another card to play. Dick Fuld always thought he had one more card in his back pocket.” The book portrays this society of “masters of the universe”, many of them self-made, who thrived by pursuing their goals relentlessly in the face of setbacks and losses. These were CEOs who, until the dying days of their empires, were unable to really comprehend the idea of final, total failure. In Sorkin’s words: “There was a collective failure to imagine how bad it could be.”PLAYING THE LAST CARDAnd as it turned out, many of them – with the exception of Dick Fuld – were vindicated in their denial. A forced merger in unfavourable conditions is hardly a good outcome, but it is a far cry from bankruptcy and defaulting on creditor loans. In that sense, that one card in the back pocket turned up trumps, in the form of a government bailout – and numerous state-brokered deals. So deeply involved was the Treasury that, during bankruptcy court proceedings, the judge deemed Lehman a “victim” whose “real tragedy” was to have been the only firm not included in the government’s rescue package.In fact, for a financial collapse so often blamed on the untamed forces of capitalism, what is striking about Sorkin’s book is how central a role the government takes in backroom deal-making from the very beginning. As Sorkin wrote after the sale of Bear Stearns: “Adam Smith’s invisible hand has a puppeteer: the Federal Reserve”. It was not until later he discovered the full extent of it: “Really, I don’t think I ever appreciated how active a role the US government was playing behind the scenes,” he tells me.Active, of course, does not mean competent and Sorkin does not gloss over the Treasury’s chaotic interventions. He just doesn’t see a better option.The problem is that Sorkin’s thinking brings him to a dead-end. He readily admits the incentive problem created by government bail-outs, but his suggested solutions – a resolution authority, higher capital ratio requirements, a bank-funded “rainy day fund” for bailouts and a return to banking by private partnerships – carry an air of compromise, the echo of a shrug about the how and when: “What’s depressing is you have to do it on a global basis,” he says. “And if you’re a bank not lending now, you won’t be lending under Basel III.”It is clear that Sorkin’s instincts push him towards regulating the actions of the hubristic characters he covers on Wall Street. But his tendency is tempered by an awareness of the practical pitfalls of lawmaking: do it wrong, he says, “and you have yourself a sequel!” And even with the acclaim his first book has brought, not even Sorkin wants that.CV | ANDREW ROSS SORKINAge: 33Education: Cornell UniversityCareer: After stints writing for the New York Times as an intern during university, Sorkin joined the paper in 1999 and lived in London covering mergers and acquisitions (M&A). In 2000 he moved to New York where he also covers M&A on Wall Street. Biggest moment: The 2008 financial crisis and the publication of his book. “It was a very terrible thing for most of the world and I’ve been an odd beneficiary in a way. The book allowed me to use all I’d learned over the past decade covering Wall Street. As a journalist, you’re almost sitting, waiting for this moment,” he says. Share EXTRACT | HOW THE BAILOUT WAS COSTED“What about $1 trillion?” Kashkari said.“We’ll get killed,” Paulson said grimly.“No way,” Fromer said, incredulous at the sum. “Not going to happen. Impossible.”“Okay,” Kashkari said. “How about $700 billion?”“I don’t know,” Fromer said. “That’s better than $1 trillion.”The numbers were at best, guestimates, and all three men knew it. The relevant figure would ultimately be the one that represented the most they could possibly ask from Congress without raising too many questions. Whatever the sum turned out to be, they knew they could count on Kashkari to perform some sort of mathematical voodoo to justify it… As he plucked numbers from thin air even Kashkari laughed at the absurdity of it all.Too Big to Fail: Inside the Battle to Save Wall Street by Andrew Ross Sorkin is published by Penguin Books for £12.99. The book is shortlisted for the 2010 FT/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. Tags: NULL
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See all posts by Nadia Yaqub Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Nadia Yaqub | Thursday, 4th March, 2021 | More on: BOO Boohoo (LSE: BOO) shares have been the AIM-darling, especially during the pandemic when the online retailer has seen a surge in sales. But the company is in the limelight again and not for the right reasons. New slave labour allegations against Boohoo have been made, which I’ll cover in detail.Will I be buying Boohoo shares now? No, and here’s why.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Latest allegationsBoohoo and its suppliers are facing the possibility of a US import ban due to allegations over the use of slave labour. In fact, Duncan Jepson, who runs the charity Liberty Shared, has claimed that Boohoo isn’t doing enough to stop forced labour in its suppliers’ Leicester factories.There are now reports that the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has seen enough evidence to launch an investigation after petitions from the campaigning British lawyer.If these allegations are true then I reckon there could be some severe implications for the company. If the US did block Boohoo’s products then its revenues would be hit. The company generates 20% of its sales from the region.Boohoo’s reputation and investor confidence would also be hit. If the allegations are proven true, I’d expect the shares to fall significantly. Boohoo released a statement in response to the media commentary. The company stated it hadn’t been informed of any investigation by the CBP, and that it is confident that it’s meeting the CBP’s criteria on preventing forced labour. Boohoo also stated that it’s willing to work with any authority to provide assurance that its products meet the required standards.Previous problemsI must admit, I’m not surprised over the latest allegation regarding Boohoo. But it makes me uncomfortable investing in the stock. The company has had its fair share of problems, which have yet to be resolved.This isn’t the first time Boohoo has had slave labour allegations made against it. In 2019, it became the centre of a scandal relating to exploitation of workers at its suppliers’ factories in Leicester. As a result, the company carried out a series of measures to reassure investors.One of these measures included hiring Sir Brian Leveson in November 2020 to provide independent oversight of its ‘Agenda for Change’ programme. This initiative’s focus is on key areas such as corporate governance and supply chain standards.However, I’m not convinced that the company is doing enough from a governance point of view. So I won’t be buying Boohoo shares for now. The CPB’s inquiry may confirm that Boohoo is complying with standards. But it makes me wary over investing in the shares in my portfolio.Sales growthI can’t deny Boohoo’s phenomenal revenue growth. I expect this to continue. The combination of its own brands along with the recent acquisitions should help boost sales. It recently purchased the Debenhams brand and website, but not its stores.In its recent trading update, Boohoo expects full-year revenue growth to be between 36% and 38%, up from its previous guidance of 28% to 32%. I think this is very impressive.But for me, I reckon the concerns over governance are an overhang on the stock. For now, I continue to monitor Boohoo shares. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Nadia Yaqub has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended boohoo group. 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Reporters Without Borders today called on the authorities to withdraw their prosecution against journalist Claude Dassé of the privately-owned Soir Info daily, who was held for five days at Abidjan investigative police headquarters on a contempt of court charge concerning the state prosecutor. Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts November 27, 2020 Find out more Côte d’IvoireAfrica RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections RSF_en Dassé, who works for Soir Info’s culture section, was summoned for questioning by state prosecutor Raymond Tchimou on 25 January and was then detained at the Abidjan gendarmerie’s department of investigation in the district of Plateau, although imprisonment has not been a penalty for press offences in Côte d’Ivoire since 2004. Organisation News Côte d’IvoireAfrica News October 29, 2020 Find out more The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa After being held for five days and not allowed any visitors, he was finally released today but he remains charged with contempt of court on account of an interview he gave to the privately-owned daily Le Rebond, published on 24 January, in which he accused the prosecutor of being “corrupt”for allowing a singer, Pierrette Adams, to flee the country after paying thugs to beat him up in 1997. Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire to go further Reports January 29, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper journalist held by Abidjan gendarmes for five days “I was held illegally, with criminals, for upsetting a senior state official,” Dassé told Reporters Without Borders today. “I was forced to present bogus apologies, as I stand by all of what I said. This is a regrettable case for Côte d’Ivoire.” Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election News “Blatant abuse of authority is not the way to regulate the media in a democracy,” the press freedom organisation said. “Whether he has been libelled or not, the state prosecutor should not have the power to hold a journalist incommunicado in a case such as this. There was no reason to hold him, aside from a senior official’s desire for revenge. The charges against him should be dropped for the same reason.” October 16, 2020 Find out more
Advertisement Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp Previous articleLimerick’s ‘complex’ horse problemNext articleSounds out of Park Kiosk Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email TAGSAnti Austerity AllianceCllr John LoftuslimerickRight2Water Linkedin by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cllr John LoftusTHE Anti Austerity Alliance (AAA) party in Limerick have been urged to participate meaningfully with Right2Water campaign following claims that they attempted to sabotage a Right2Water public meeting in the city this week.Last weekend saw Right2Water’s fourth national day of protest against domestic water charges with tens of thousands taking part in the mass demonstration in Dublin against the “unfair tax”.AAA councillor for City West, John Loftus, was due to speak at a ‘Stop Water Charges’ event organised by the Right2Water group, on Wednesday evening in the Absolute Hotel in LimerickThe Limerick Post was informed that Cllr Loftus agreed to speak at the meeting alongside Sinn Fein councillor Maurice Quinlivan, Brendan Ogle of Right2Water and Billy Wall of OPATSI Union.Once posters and leaflets for the meeting were printed, the AAA then disputed ever having agreed to taking part and demanded that all leaflets with Cllr Loftus’ name on them should not be distributed.“Clearly the Limerick AAA knew that there was not enough time for the Right2Water group to print again,” said one supporter of the anti-water campaign.“It seems that the Limerick AAA are opposed to the main national water opposition group taking their campaign to Limerick. Also, a friend of mine prominent in the AAA was boasting last night of how the AAA will disrupt Wednesday night’s meeting from the floor.”David Houlihan of Right2Water MidWest, organiser of this week’s public event, confirmed that he had contacted Cllr Loftus twice and said the AAA representative agreed to take part in the anti-water charges meeting.“When I received an email from the AAA saying they had no knowledge of this and they wouldn’t be taking part, I rang Cllr Loftus once again, and he told me it was a committee decision,” Mr Houlihan explained.“Personally, I think Cllr Loftus does great work and I have great admiration for him. Right2Water Midwest’s only goal is to bring everyone opposed to the charges under one umbrella group. Many smaller groups all over the Mid-West have been asking for this as it is not about politics, it’s about citizens coming together with one goal; to abolish and defeat Irish Water,” he said.Sinn Fein comhairleoir Séighin Ó Ceallaigh posted a message on Right2Water’s facebook page this week stating that all people opposed to water charges need to unite to defeat them.“We Won’t Pay is an exclusive campaign used to further the political career of those in the Socialist Party who use the AAA as a front, and to illegally raise unaccounted for money,” claimed Cmhlr Ó Ceallaigh.A statement from the Limerick Anti Austerity Alliance stated, “We believe the only way to force the abolition of water charges is through convincing a majority not to pay, therefore we do not really see how the establishment of a group that doesn’t advocate non-payment is a step forward, and we question why this is being done — especially at a time when bills are about to be sent out.”“It is regrettable some claim we supported this initiative, which we have not. However neither do we have any intention of trying to disrupt the meeting which disgracefully some are alleging, what we have said is that it would be much better if activists stood united behind non-payment.”The AAA went on to say that some people, without any basis, seem intent on attacking the ‘Limerick We Won’t Pay’ campaign.“We will not be deterred and we will continue to organise the biggest boycott possible of the bills which we believe must now be the focus of all anti water charge campaigners. The opinion polls show that for every one person not paying, there is another thinking about it.“We need a campaign that talks to those undecided people, and lets them know they can safely boycott at least until the general election, without any fear of penalties. If we can win a majority to non-payment before the elections, the charge will be fatally undermined and any government will have no choice but to abolish them.”Cllr Loftus was replaced at this Wednesday’s meeting by Paul Whitmore of the Clare Says No Anti-Water Tax Campaign. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” NewsLocal NewsAAA accused of trying to sabotage water charges campaign in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – March 27, 2015 1171 Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories
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Judging by observations made from SSG Jeremiah Bushdiecker the mission has been successful. The people that participated in the MEDRETEs have been very pleased with the services provided and expressed enthusiasm for not just us, but for their own countrymen who are part of this operation.” A key factor in the mission accomplishment has been how well U.S. troops have effectively integrated with their hosts, Guatemala’s Destacamento de Asuntos Civiles (Civil Affairs Detachment), Segunda Brigada, Zacapa, into Task Force Oso. “The locals have responded well to seeing the United States and Guatemalan Soldiers working together. It shows that this is very much a mutual effort.” said Bushdiecker. Beyond the Horizon 2014 is a multi-faceted civic assistance exercise conducted by United States troops in Latin and Caribbean nations. Since its inception in 2008, U.S. military personnel have deployed under the Texas-based U.S. Army South (ARSOUTH) banner in order to provide humanitarian and community services to partner nations such as Peru, Dominican Republic, and Guatemala. “The purpose of Beyond the Horizon 2014 Guatemala is to conduct civil-military operations [to include] medical, dental and engineering support,” said U.S. Army Col. John W. Findley, Task Force Commander for Beyond the Horizon 2014, Guatemala.” However, it should be noted there is a greater objective being achieved with these exercises, “showing U.S. support and commitment to the Guatemalan people,” said Col. Findley. One of the ways U.S. soldiers are showing “support and commitment” to the local populace is via Medical Readiness Training Exercises (MEDRETE). MEDRETEs are medical activities provided by U.S. military healthcare personnel working in conjunction with Guatemalan providers to give medical and dental services to people in underserved areas. These acts of civic assistance offer citizens much needed healthcare while affording U.S. troops invaluable training abroad. By Dialogo June 05, 2014 Upon visiting a school called Caserio Los Limones in the Zacapa region of eastern Guatemala, members of Task Force Oso were given handwritten thank you cards by children expressing gratitude and support for the team’s efforts in their community. In fact, the youngsters went one step further in showing their appreciation for the troops. Highlighting their own creative and marketing prowess, the kids designated and exhibited posters trumpeting upcoming medical events in their area I like it. It seems like the soldiers have not forgotten that, before all, they are part of the human world! Maybe governments can do this, too. More U.S. news. Excellent! I like it, it’s very interesting. It’s a good thing that they worry about the poorest people. That’s the role of those who have more, to help those that don’t have much without asking for anything in return. This application is good. I liked it a lot. I like this article too. I have been leading dental missions to Poptun, Guatemala for the last six years and need civilian and/or armed forces dental personnel to help out. Spread the word. Also need translators. Need further proof?