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Was really hoping they'd go with Evanston. OTOH, could have been MUCH worse. Wilmette, say. 
@vtg2 Actually, that's not entirely fair. There's a strong case to be made for Geithner as Treasury sec up till mid-09. Not a bad person to have at the height of the financial crisis. But you needed to replace him once you turned to reform. He was too implicated in the old system.
@vtg2 The point was that Geithner had the wrong worldview and life experience for someone running Treasury in 2009-2013. I'm not saying you shouldn't have hired something with financial market expertise. Just not the top former regulator of the country's biggest banks.
@vtg2 I was alluding more broadly to the debate between structural reforms and new regulations. Geithner had sublime faith in regulations and regulators. I think that faith was misplaced for a variety of reasons.
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