The 2008 Financial Meltdown Report Set the Standard

No amount of partisan political assaults can undo the facts laid bare by the commission. Letter to the Editor of the Wall Street Journal, submitted by Phil Angelides on March 2, 2021 Your editorial “Pelosi’s Capitol Riot Commission” (Feb. 25) inaccurately characterizes the work and impact of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. The commission’s final report detailed … Continue reading

CAL MATTERS: California needs to accelerate efforts to achieve clean energy goals

By Phil Angelides, Special to CalMatters Phil Angelides, former California State Treasurer, is president of Riverview Capital Investments, which focuses on sustainable urban development and clean energy, He was chairman of the U.S. Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission from 2009-2011. As our state has suffered through a summer of record-breaking heat waves, blackouts and wildfires, Gov. … Continue reading

WASHINGTON POST: Wall Street never learned its lesson

For the Washington Post, by Phil Angelides: Ten years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers brought the U.S. economy to its knees, many are asking an obvious question: When will the next financial crisis hit? If one accepts the basic tenet developed by Harvard psychologist B.F. Skinner — that we learn from the consequences of … Continue reading

Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Chair Phil Angelides Opposes Legislation to Weaken Financial Reforms

PHIL ANGELIDES, CHAIRMAN OF THE FINANCIAL CRISIS INQUIRY COMMISSION (2009-2011), ISSUES LETTER OPPOSING LEGISLATION BY SENATOR MIKE CRAPO TO WEAKEN FINANCIAL SYSTEM SAFEGUARDS   Sacramento, CA – Phil Angelides, who served as Chairman of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, which conducted the nation’s official inquiry into the causes of the 2008 financial crisis, today sent the following … Continue reading

LAW 360: Putting Our Nation’s Economy At Risk Again

For Law 360, by Phil Angelides It was 10 years ago that our financial system began to unravel after years of recklessness on Wall Street and neglect by regulators and policymakers, plunging our nation into a deep recession. Millions lost their homes and jobs, cities and towns across the nation were devastated, and trillions of dollars in wealth were … Continue reading

Why Dianne Feinstein should run again

Special to The Bee Why Dianne Feinstein should run again By Phil Angelides The only thing more shocking to the body politic than the results of the presidential election has been the turmoil and constant specter of crisis and uncertainty that has followed. Russian interference in our elections and the ongoing congressional investigations continue and … Continue reading