By Simon Johnson
In an interview Thursday on PBS NewsHour, Jeffrey Brown and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner had the following exchange:
“JEFFREY BROWN: Do you think Jamie Dimon should be off the board [of the New York Federal Reserve Board]?
By Mike Konczal
Hello, all. My name is Mike Konczal, and I'm a blogger on financial reform these days at Rortybomb and the Roosevelt Institute's New Deal 2.0 blog. I'll do my best to keep the financial reform material accessible for a general audience while interesting for those with a deeper background. I'll also lay out arguments for what progressives, conservatives and those in favor of stronger financial reform should fight for in terms of what is currently on the table next week.
US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner pressed European Union leaders and the IMF Saturday to hammer out a rescue plan for Greece as its financial crisis loomed over an IMF finance ministers meeting in Washington.Geithner met Greek counterpart George Papaconstantinou and representatives of the EU and International Monetary Fund and "encouraged them to move quickly to put in place a package of strong reforms and substantial concrete financial support," his office said in a statement.