Hank Paulson

Hank Paulson

The Secret History Of The Banking Crisis

"Accounts of the financial crisis leave out the story of the secretive deals between banks that kept the show on the road. How long can the system be propped up for?"

Tales From The FOMC Underground

"Many of today’s economic troubles are due to a fantastic guess proved false... That the wealth effect of inflated asset prices would stimulate demand in the economy."

Stockman: The Trump Reflation Fantasy Ends On Day 100

"In honor of the Donald’s “Mother of All Bomb” (MOAB) attack on the Hindu Kush mountains Thursday, let me introduce MOAD. I’m referring to the “Mother of All Debt” crises, of course... The opening round is coming when Washington goes into shutdown mode on April 28, which happens to be Day 100 of the Donald’s reign."

Paul Ryan "Begged On One Knee" For Obamacare Repeal Vote

In September 2008, Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson reportedly begged House speaker Nancy Pelosi on one knee to support his bailout plan - it worked. Nine years later, faced with a crisis of his own, Speaker Ryan reportedly got down on one knee to plead with Rep. Don Young of Alaska – the longest-serving Republican in Congress - to support the bill.  (He was unsuccessful.)

Gary Cohn's Parting Gift From Goldman: An Accelerated $124 Million

Leaving Goldman Sachs to work for the government has always been a lucrative career move: eight years ago, it allowed former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson to sell $500 million in Goldman stock tax free, and now its the turn of Gary Cohn, Goldman's former COO and president, who is leaving to join Trump's cabinet, who is departing with an "accelerated" gift.