Tim Geithner

  • 07 Oct 2014 at 12:42 PM

Is Tim Geithner Having The Best Week Ever?

Judging by this photo taken of him yesterday on his way to testify in the AIG case, we’re going to go with yes. But what specifically was the cause of that 5 mile long grin? Was it: Read more »

  • 01 Oct 2014 at 12:41 PM

People Are Not Paying Enough Attention To Larry Summers

So the big guy will do what it takes to make people pay attention to him. Even if that means contradicting himself by calling into question (a) policies he presumably had a hand in crafting back when he was telling President Obama and his old buddy Lil’ Tim Geithner how to run the economy and (b) policies he’s championed since heading back out into the real world to make some money. To wit: His former protégé should not have spent all of that time undermining what Ben Bernanke was doing by issuing all of that long-term debt Larry called for to pay for bridges and airports and whatnot. Read more »

This and other conclusions were reached by a not-so-top-secret report commissioned by his successor at the New York Fed. Other conclusions: the regulator could stand to start speaking up, having useful ideas, not being afraid of Goldman Sachs. Read more »

  • 26 Sep 2014 at 3:57 PM

S&P Can Read Tim Geithner’s Super-Secret Diary

So that’s nice for them. Read more »

At a state dinner in 2011, Barbra Streisand told him he must be alright because he was a Brooklyn Jew. It was “kind of her,” he writes, “except that I’m not Jewish and I’ve never lived in Brooklyn.” [The Economist]

  • 08 May 2014 at 3:33 PM

Tim Geithner Man Enough To “Round Down”

On a Saturday in late April, I called Geithner for the last time to talk about the Volcker Rule and a few personal facts. (“I’m almost 5-9, just below 5-9. 5-8-and-¾, something like that. You can round down, you can say 5-8. I’m relatively secure in my height.”) [NYT Magazine]

A person familiar with his thinking said among the reasons was that Geithner specifically did not want to work for a company that he either directly or indirectly regulated at the Treasury or the Fed. He is said to have been concerned with worsening the perception of mistrust that many Americans feel toward government and Wall Street. [CNBC]

  • 16 Sep 2013 at 4:34 PM

Tim Geithner Wondering If This Thing Is On

For the last number of years, even as he was still working at Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner made no bones about the fact that for him, working in Washington was like a prison sentence with no hope of parole. Time and time again he asked to bet set free and time and time again he was told no, he wasn’t allowed to go home just yet. So when he finally busted out of there this summer, it was obvious to anyone who’d watched him attempt to scale the walls of the city numerous times in the past that he did not intend to return, not as a government employee and maybe not even as a guest, not even for a Ben’s Chili Bowl. And yet for some reason, people will not stop asking him when he plans to come back (answer: never) and then refusing to believe him. Read more »