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Sheila Bair, 2009
Sheila Bair has been called a “lone voice in the wilderness” for her early warnings about the sub-prime lending crisis and for her dogged criticism of both Wall Street’s and the government’s management of the subsequent financial meltdown. As early as 2001, Bair was urging sub-prime lenders to agree on a set of best practices to prevent abuses. Sin...
Boston MA – Sheila Bair, chair of the FDIC, and Brooksley Born, former chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, have been named this year’s recipients of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award,™ in recognition of the political courage each demonstrated in sounding early warnings about conditions that contributed to the current globa...
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