by William K. Black, Associate professor of Economics at University of Missouri, Kansas City. From 1990-1994 Prof. Black was Senior Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Thrift Supervision, which was formed in 1989 to supervise the thrift industry following the Saving & Loan crisis. Full bio here. He writes at New Economic Perspectives.
Editor’s note: Prof. Black was recently interviewed by Harry Shearer on Le Show at KCRW Los Angeles. He discussed mortgage and bank fraud, which he claims has been rampant in the last decade. The entire interview video is available here.