Is it too much to ask that stories about Bob Rubin include the fact that he was the architect or facilitator of the deregulatory actions of the 1990s that helped cause the financial catastrophe? You know, dude pushed the most important pieces of regulatory law since the Great Depression (sorry, Dodd-Frank).

In other words, Rubin is one of the primary culprits of this crisis. Call him on it.


Ryan Chittum is a former Wall Street Journal reporter, and deputy editor of The Audit, CJR's business section. If you see notable business journalism, give him a heads-up at rc2538@columbia.edu.