Time magazine’s List:

1. Angelo Mozilo – Co-founder and former head of Countrywide …
2. Phil Gramm – Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee from 1995 through 2000 …
3. Alan Greenspan – Former chairman, Federal Reserve …
4. Chris Cox – Former chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission …
5. American Consumers …
6. Hank Paulson – Former Secretary of the Treasury …
7. Joe Cassano – Founding member, AIG’s financial-products unit …
8. Ian McCarthy – CEO, Beazer Homes …
9. Frank Raines – Former chairman and CEO, Fannie Mae …
10. Kathleen Corbet – Former CEO, Standard & Poor’s …
11. Dick Fuld – Former CEO, Lehman Brothers …
12. Marion and Herb Sandler – Former heads, World Savings Bank …
13. Bill Clinton – Former U.S. President …
14. George W. Bush – Former U.S. President …
15. Stan O’Neal – Former CEO, Merrill Lynch …
16. Wen Jiabao – Premier, China …
17. David Lereah – Former chief economist, National Association of Realtors …
18. John Devaney – Hedge fund manager …
19. Bernie Madoff – Ponzi scheme orchestrator …
20. Lew Ranieri – Father of mortgage-backed securities …
21. Burton Jablin – Programmer at Scripps Networks, which owns HGTV …
22. Fred Goodwin – Former chairman and CEO, Royal Bank of Scotland …
23. Sandy Weill – Former chairman and CEO, Citigroup …
24. David Oddsson – Former Prime Minister, Iceland …
25. Jimmy Cayne – Former chairman and CEO, Bear Stearns.

I don’t necessarily agree with the list. I would add Barney Frank who pressured financial institutions and promoted legislation to expand homeownership to individuals who were incapable of meeting their debt obligations.

I would also of added Treasury Secretary Rubin who promoted the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act.

What are your thoughts on Time Magazine’s list?

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John Ford
John Ford
EXPERIENCE

Over the course of 20 years in the Boston downtown real estate market, John represented and sold numerous, condominiums, investment and development properties in Greater Boston and in the surrounding suburbs



In addition to representing Boston condo buyers and sellers, John is currently one of the most recognized Boston condo blog writers regarding Boston condominiums and residential real estate markets. John's insights and observations about the Boston condo market have been seen in a wide variety of the most established local & national media outlets including; Banker and Tradesman, Boston Magazine The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and NewsWeek and Fortune magazine, among others.



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For over 24 years, John Ford, of Ford Realty Inc., has been actively involved in the real estate industry. He started his career in commercial real estate with a national firm Spaulding & Slye and quickly realized that he had a passion for residential properties. In 1999, John entered the residential real estate market, and in 2000 John Started his own firm Ford Realty Inc. As a broker, his clients have come to love his fun, vivacious, and friendly attitude. He prides himself on bringing honesty and integrity to the entire home buying and selling process. In addition to helping buyers and sellers, he also works with rental clients. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new Boston condo or rent an apartment, you’ll quickly learn why John has a 97% closing rate.

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