FT column: We have failed to muffle the banks"/>

FT column: We have failed to muffle the banks

My latest column is on US financial regulation.

If US President Barack Obama and the Democrats are punished as brutally in the mid-term elections as seems likely, their handling of the banks will be one reason for it. The administration’s critics come from every point on the political spectrum but they agree about this: the banks pushed the country into a crisis, got bailed out and walked away scot-free.

Clive Crook’s blog

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I have been the FT's Washington columnist since April 2007. I moved from Britain to the US in 2005 to write for the Atlantic Monthly and the National Journal after 20 years working at the Economist, most recently as deputy editor. I write mainly about the intersection of politics and economics.

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