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.
- THE REAL DEAL ABOUT ENRON
- Mud City Press interviews financial visionary Catherine Austin Fitts, who tells us how front men like Ken Lay, Jeffery Skilling, and Mark Fastow were just patsies for the real power behind the Enron pump and dump fiasco.
- INTRODUCING THE SOLARI OPPORTUNITY
- Ms. Fitts has gained a reputation for understanding black money flows and revealing the financial underside of the American Democracy, but her real genius is in her financial vision, Solari. What would happen if your neighbhorhood became its own bank and began investing in the surrounding community?
- NARCO DOLLARS FOR BEGINNERS
- Ms. Fitts offers us a little primer on money laundering and neighborhood safety.
- DILLON, READ AND THE ARISTOCRACY OF STOCK PROFITS
- What does it mean when a market valuation is based on the number of filled prison beds? Ms. Fitts gives us a piece by piece analysis of how America's best and brigthest made money off the privatization of the prison system.
- EDGEWOOD TECHNOLOGY SERVICES
- There is probably no more revealing story of the brilliance and grit of Catherine Austin Fitts than this story of her building technology services in Washington,D C's inner city.