Author Archives: Tom Adams

“Latest Obama Economic Plan : Long on PR, Short on Economic Reality”

I participated in the White House Blogger conference call today, as a stand-in for the traveling Yves. The call was run by Jason Furman, the deputy director of the National Economic Council, who provided a brief recap of President Obama’s speech earlier in the day. The stated purpose of the call was to emphasize the […]


Notes on Senate Hearings on Goldman Sachs (Updated as of End of Hearings)

Opening Remarks Overview: The Senate committee presented a case that sought to refute the prior public statements of Goldman Sachs and establish that Goldman was, in fact, betting against clients and had rampant, and unacceptable, conflicts of interest. Senators Levin, Collins, McCain and McKaskill made statements that seem to anticipate many of the defenses that […]