The economic collapse that struck panic into the heart of U.S. political and financial institutions gave birth to a popular movement that continues to this day.
The investment bank's earnings plummeted in the fourth quarter as it had to book $990 million in charges related to the new law.
The U.S. financial system remains unreformed, and no one in any position of power will do anything to fix it. The only question is when the bubble will burst.
The lawyer, a Republican and Trump supporter, asks Mnuchin to recognize the damage done by big banks.
The president has ordered a rollback of Wall Street regulations, including the Dodd-Frank Act, passed in 2010 to prevent another too-big-to-fail banking crisis.
The U.S. attorney fired by President Trump has been acclaimed for tackling corruption. But his treatment of figures involved in the Great Recession was far less confrontational.
Paul Jay of The Real News asks Truthdig contributor Paul Street if President Obama is a true progressive and whether his policies "helped set the table for the emergence of a Trump."