Maureen Tkacik

A Crash Course in Crisis Economics*

*Starring (to the extent, for good or for ill, that any of this can come down to one person, which as we’ll see is only so much) Barney Frank.

Economic Hit Man

Claudine Martin is the name on the business card she slips to him across the table, though he will come to doubt that it is real. The next line reads Special Con-sultant to Chas. T. Main Incorporated, the stodgy engineering…