David Ellerman (UC-Riverside): Is Wall Street Capitalism Really "The Model"? An interview with Julia Ott, author of When Wall Street Met Main Street: The Quest for an Investor's Democracy. Occupy the SEC: Moving from the campsite to the weeds of regulatory reform. The worst regulation in history? Jeffrey Friedman and Wladimir Kraus on the Recourse Rule. The mathematical equation that caused the banks to crash: The Black-Scholes equation was the mathematical justification for the trading that plunged the world's banks into catastrophe. From The International Economy, is the era of financial globalization over, or at least about to begin a significant reversal? A symposium of views. The end of Wall Street as they knew it: After surprisingly successful financial reform, public vilification, and politics that have turned against them, the Masters of the Universe are masters no longer (and more). Matt Taibbi on why Wall Street should stop whining. OWS and the downfall of the smartest guys in the room: Sarah Leonard unmasks the financial elite's intellectual pretensions.