Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
She has self identified as having been a Reagan Democrat back in the early '80s. The core of her work as presented on naked capitalism, and, from reviews of her book, Econned, has been to show how the US government and, especially, the financial regulators have been captured and corrupted by big finance over the last 40 years and how that has been facilitated by the systematic take-over of academic economics by the Chicago School, Friedmanite-NCE approach, largely funded by libertarian billionaires.  Over that time she has worked for many of the major Wall Street firms, including Goldman, some of whom are now "considered" to be TBTF.

A substantial part of those who regularly comment on her site ARE libertarian and some are goldbugs, but she has, at times distanced herself from them. Don't conflate the views of those who comment with her views. My sense is that she would be an Eisenhower Republican, were there such a wing of the current Republican Party.

As for conspiracy theorists, see her recent spoof: Blacklisted Economics Professor Found Dead: NC Publishes His Last Letter

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Mon May 9th, 2011 at 12:09:15 PM EST
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