Chris[topher] Cox Images

SEC Chairman during
the Bush MIS-administration

an under-regulator

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Below are images that capture some of the 'lowlights' of the Chris Cox years in the George W. Bush MIS-administration, which ran from Jan 2001 to Jan 2009.

Cox's devotion to 'no regulation' is a major cause of the Great Recession, worldwide.

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Cox think:
"Maybe if I be real quiet, they won't call on me.
Paulson will talk their ear off and not say anything."

The keeping quiet strategy is working.

I guess I am going to have to say something after all.

I'll distract them from my regulatory failings by talking
about the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley regulations
--- which I never wanted to enforce.
[and which in no way would have prevented
the destructive toxic mortgage bundles.]

When Cox mentioned that he did not have a
large enough budget to staff the SEC
regulatory functions adequately, a Congressman
lit into him asking him why he did not
come to Congress asking for more money.

(Of course, the Congress should talk.
While all the financial monkey business was
going on during 2001 to 2008, the House
"Oversight and Government Reform" Committee,
chaired by California Democrat Waxman, was holding
hearings, around Feb 2008, on steroid use in baseball,
instead of doing proper oversight of the financial industry
and the SEC, Federal Reserve, & Treasury Departments.)

Greenspan, Alan = Fed Chairman
Snow = Press Secretary

Let the financial industry regulate itself.
It's the neo-con (neo-conservative) way.
Those CEO's won't be tempted by those
billions of dollars. Not at all. All honorable men.

Of course, when you look at sports --- football,
basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis, you-name-it
--- there are rules, and referees & umpires
to enforce those rules. If there were no rules
or referees, the result would be chaos ---
which happens occasionally anyway.

What sport is the most like the U.S. financial industry?

Professional wrestling. Very few rules ; seldom enforced.
A close second is hockey --- ice hockey, not field hockey.

This is the neo-con way to fund the SEC.

It's a good thing there weren't any
new happenings in the financial
industry during 2001 to 2008,
while the SEC was taking a nap.

A painting of the ex-stock-exchange chairman,
Richard (the Dick) Grasso,
who felt he was doing $140 million of work per year.
(He insisted on being paid $140 million per year.)
It seems the artist has captured the essense of the man.

As it turns out, this man probably did way more damage.

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Here are sources of information on Cox, chairman of the SEC --- and an SEC commissioner (Atkins) --- and a NYSE chairman (Grasso) during the Bush administration (Wikipedia links):

You can follow the many links in these Wikipedia pages to find out more information on the governance of the SEC during the Bush years, and before.

Here is a helpful New York Times article titled, "S.E.C. Eases Regulations on Business" (Dec 2006) --- describing new SEC rules under Cox.

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