Elizabeth Warren: The Essential Interviews
Follow @GretchenMargSeptember 14, 2011, 3:08 pm ET
Elizabeth Warren, Harvard law professor and consumer advocate, announced today that she’s running for the Democratic ticket in next year’s U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts.
As everyone starts digging into Warren’s past (hello, journalists), we thought we’d give you a hand. We’ve published three extensive interviews with Warren, starting in 2004.
Without further ado:
+ The Secret History of the Credit Card (2004): Warren discusses the problems with America’s massive consumer loan industry, and offers some interesting insights as to why she studies bankruptcy:
She also tackles the credit card lobby, calling it “a great big multibillion-dollar industry talking to Congress, whispering in their ear.”
+ Can You Afford to Retire? (2006): Warren explains the history of pensions; why many Americans are losing theirs; and how bankruptcy laws play a major role in this:
+ Breaking the Bank (2009): Among the issues she expounds upon are the Troubled Asset Relief Program [TARP] bailout; her disappointment with Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner’s first speech to the American people; and her plans for the TARP Congressional Oversight Panel, which she chaired. She says that more people should have seen the ’08 financial crisis coming:
Also check out these three video excerpts from her extended interview (scroll down, they’re towards the bottom).
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