Posted by | August 10, 2010 10:23 | Filed under: Top Stories

by Stuart Shapiro

Normally I don’t traffic in gossip but this subject has been of interest to many on this site, especially me.  The Nation (specifically @KatrinaNation) tweeted last night that Elizabeth Warren would be nominated to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Agency. H/T to calchala who categorizes the reasons to believe this is for real.

This would be great news and would be a confirmation battle to pick up headlines in the months ahead.  It has excellent electoral prospects if played right (Democrats support someone who looks out for Main Street — Republicans support wall Street) and more importantly, if confirmed, it means that the CFPA will get off to a running start.

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Copyright 2010 Liberaland
By: Stuart Shapiro

Stuart is a professor and the Director of the Public Policy
program at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers
University. He teaches economics and cost-benefit analysis and studies
regulation in the United States at both the federal and state levels.
Prior to coming to Rutgers, Stuart worked for five years at the Office
of Management and Budget in Washington under Presidents Clinton and
George W. Bush.