If Someone Asked Harry Markopolos To Chair The SEC, Yeah, He'd Take The Job

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Marko believes he's right for the gig because he "knows where the skeletons are buried on Wall Street." David Weidner thinks he's wrong for it because he's "self-righteous," "a little bit crazy," and had the stones to say Tom Hanks, Matt Damon or Nicholas Cage should play him in a movie. These were securities law professor John "McEnroe" Coffee's two cents: "He is what the commission needs only if the commission needs an emotionally unstable idiot savant. You cannot be serious."

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