CATHERINE AUSTIN FITTS
Catherine Austin Fitts began her career in corporate finance at the prestigious Wall Street firm Dillon, Read in 1978. Eight years later, she became the firm's first woman Managing Director and board member. Fitts left Dillon, Read in 1989 to join the Bush administration, working as Assistant Secretary at the Department of Housing and Urban Development with the task of fixing the Federal Housing Administration and cleaning up the Savings and Loan scandal. Four years later, she was hired by the Clinton administration to do more of the same, that is, making seemingly irreparable financial institutions work. Now she's aimed at the economics of sustainability. From her visionary Solari finance model to her detailed analysis of the Enron pump and dump shell game, financial consultant Catherine Austin Fitts never fails to offer intelligence insights about money flows legal and otherwise. Below are some of our favorite things she's penned.