Weekend Feb 17 2013
All levels of government particularly at the top are staffed by individuals who don Harry Potter's invisibility Cloak and appear and disappear from the public to the private sector. Here is a report on how even low level staffers at the SEC find lobbying jobs in the afterlife of SEC employment. Generals and admirals routinely are employed by defense contractors as lobbyists. Alelxader Haig moved from NATO commander to head of a big defense firm and back to Secretary of State. The upcoming SEC Commissioner has a history of defending clients accused of something by the SEC.
Notice the SEC has brought in expert in Collateralized Debt Obligaions, ie derivatives, a topic I have labored to generate interest in among the classes. If the SEC realizes this is important, so should you.