About Bart

About Bart Chilton

Bart continues to be an unconventional, experienced and entertaining voice in financial regulation, policy and politics.

Ponzimonium by Bart Chilton
Financial Transaction Tax: A Failure In The Making Future of Finance

Negative consequences of the 2008 financial collapse continue to reverberate throughout the nation. There’s deep-rooted resentment and mistrust of those in the financial sector and politicians. As evidenced by the anti-establishment tidal waves thrashing both U.S. presidential party primaries, millions of...

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Obama needs to make a move on bitcoin now Future of Finance / OpEds

Since the digital currency bitcoin and blockchain (the underlying technology) burst onto the scene in 2009, serious skepticism and palpable passion have played equal roles. Many bitcoin devotees wanted little to do with government legislators or regulators and regulators were dubious...

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Market Moves / TV

Canadian officials say they have started to control the country’s wildfire in Alberta, following the evacuation of 88,000 people. On the bright side, changing winds have diverted the flames from the oil-boom town of Fort McMurray after oil production from the...

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glass globe in hand Righting Regulation

In the 2007 song “Planet Earth,” the recently departed Prince sings, “Fifty years from now, what will they say about us here? Did we take care of the water and the fragile atmosphere?” What took place at the United Nations on...

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Market Moves / TV

A combination of low commodity prices and regulatory action has crushed fossil fuel companies’ ability to operate. These comments comes after two more energy companies filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this week, joining dozens of others. Coal producer Peabody Energy...

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Righting Regulation / TV

Market structure has been evolving at a rapid pace. Figuring out how investors will be best protected and ensuing that markets operate in an efficient and effective fashion is something that regulators and other involved in the financial sector are considering....

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