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c. Did the structure of the company change from the financial crisis? How? d. Do any of the directors or managers of the company have any ties to the financial regulatory system? Can you find any evidence of a revolving door? (A revolving door is when people use their experience from being a public employee to go to work for a private company, and use their contacts to obtain government contracts. Or it could be vice versa, when financial executives take jobs inside the financial regulatory structure.) Do any former employees now work as regulators? Do any former regulators now work as employees? e. Is there any consistent pattern of campaign contributions to the Bush or Obama Administrations, Republican National Committee, Democratic National Committee, or specific congressmen or senators? What are its contributions to the 2012 presidential campaign? What is the pattern of lobbying expenditures for the company? f. Have you found any actions that would be considered illegal? Unethical? g. Overall, how did the institution’s efforts influence the provisions of the Dodd- Frank Act? What specific provisions will influence the institution? Were banks successful in weakening the act? Your paper and presentation should address one of the following companies: BLUE –JP Morgan Chase VIOLET – Goldman Sachs YELLOW – Morgan Stanley TURQOUISE – US Bank NA GREEN -- Citigroup ORANGE – Bank of America GRAY – Wells Fargo RED -- AIG BEIGE – Bear Stearns
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BROWN – Fannie Mae Since we are examining the shadier side of the financial system, it may be difficult to find good sources. A good place to start is http://www.publicintegrity.org/investigations/economic_meltdown/articles/entry/1286/ or www.opensecrets.org Good luck, and have fun. Happy research!
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