Seven Dwarfs of the Financial Crisis

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

Bashful

Bashful

Former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker

Paul Volcker

Doc: Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke

Doc

Doc

Ben Bernanke

Ben Bernanke

Dopey: Chairman of the SEC, Christopher Cox

Dopey

Dopey

Christopher Cox

Christopher Cox

Grumpy: Secretary of the Treasury, Henry Paulson

Grumpy

Grumpy

Henry Paulson

Henry Paulson

Happy: President George W. Bush

Happy

Happy

George W. Bush

George W. Bush

Sleepy: Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan

Sleepy

Sleepy

Alan Greenspan

Alan Greenspan

Sneezy: Senator John McCain

Sneezy

Sneezy

John McCain

John McCain

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One Response to Seven Dwarfs of the Financial Crisis

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