As the four-star general in charge of U.S. digital defenses, Keith Alexander warned repeatedly that the financial industry was among the likely targets of a major attack. Now he’s selling the message directly to the banks.
In Tuesday's New York Times, Joe Nocera has a column on the troubled city of Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Nocera contends that the city of 41,000 is being forced toward bankruptcy by anti-tax lawmakers under the influence of ALEC, the controversial association of corporate donors and conservative state lawmakers.
“Forgive me,” began Charles Ferguson , the director of “Inside Job,” while accepting his 2011 Oscar for best documentary. “I must start by pointing out that three years after a horrific financial crisis caused by massive fraud, not a single financial executive has gone to jail, and that’s wrong.”
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s courtroom victory over ex-Goldman Sachs Group Inc. employee Fabrice Tourre is helping the agency turn the page on years of criticism that it isn’t holding Wall Street to account.
TONIGHT on Charlie Rose @ 8p & 10p ET, journalists Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera discuss their book, ``All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis.’’ Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales talks about his company’s 10th anniversary coming up in January, expansion into India, and the future of open-source knowledge and social media.