You have to be kidding me:
This quote, from Newsweek’s piece on former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, strikes me as a bombshell:
Paulson–by his own admission–was not paying much attention to the way banks were slicing and dicing mortgages and selling them as complex securities. “I didn’t understand the retail market; I just wasn’t close to it,” he told NEWSWEEK.
If Newsweek won’t play prosecutor, I will: “Hank Paulson, you were Goldman’s chief executive as mortgage securities boomed in 2004-5. Your earned an incredible severance, partly because of it. And you say you didn’t understand mortgage securities? How is that remotely possible?”
I don’t have anything to add to that, really.