Roger (Lowenstein) And Me: Roots Of The Financial Crisis


This post by Jill Schlesinger originally appeared on CBS' MoneyWatch.com.


I spoke to New York Times columnist and author Roger Lowenstein, about the seeds of the financial crisis.  Roger recently published of "The End of Wall Street," an in-depth analysis of what led to the financial crash of 2008 and 2009. In the first part of our of interview, we hone in on some of our favorite culprits: Alan Greenspan, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.


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Jill Schlesinger is the Editor-at-Large for CBS MoneyWatch.com. Prior to the launch of MoneyWatch, she was the Chief Investment Officer for an independent investment advisory firm. In her infancy, she was an options trader on the Commodities Exchange of New York.
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    Jill Schlesinger, CFP®, is the Emmy-nominated, Business Analyst for CBS News. She covers the economy, markets, investing and anything else with a dollar sign on TV, radio (including her nationally syndicated radio show), the web and her blog, "Jill on Money." Prior to her second career at CBS, Jill spent 14 years as the co-owner and Chief Investment Officer for an independent investment advisory firm. She began her career as a self-employed options trader on the Commodities Exchange of New York, following her graduation from Brown University.