January 30, 2012 3:42 AM

Commentary: Three female regulators' warnings about financial crisis were ignored

More people in positions of power — government regulators, especially — should have foreseen the subprime financial crisis coming. Three regulators did indeed ring warning bells — at the right time, in the right places, and loud enough for other banking and financial system overseers. All three were women: Brooksley Born, Sheila Bair and Susan Bies. All three were ignored.

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