The financial crisis of 2008 has totally dwarfed any individual’s capacity to control it. Below are seven people who we have been relying on to maintain order in the financial system. This is not a complete list, but simply a fun one.
This is an ode to those who have proven themselves to be mostly impotent in preventing or concluding the current crisis. As such they seem smaller in stature today than they did just a few months ago.
Totally random I know. In alphabetical order (by dwarf of course):
Bashful: Former Federal Reserve Chairman, Paul Volcker
Doc: Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke
Dopey: Chairman of the SEC, Christopher Cox
Grumpy: Secretary of the Treasury, Henry Paulson
Happy: President George W. Bush
Sleepy: Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan
Sneezy: Senator John McCain