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Neel Kashkari's stint running TARP inspired admiration, criticism
Neel Kashkari's stint running TARP inspired admiration, criticism

In 2008, when Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson needed someone to run the controversial bailout of the nation's banks, he turned to a trusted and unflappable aide who had followed him from Goldman Sachs to Washington — Neel Kashkari. "We had other people who were senior and more experienced," Paulson recalled in an interview. "But I didn't see anyone else on my team who was willing to step up and be accountable and take the responsibility." Five-and-a-half years later, seeking the Republican nomination for California governor, Kashkari has made his stint running the Troubled Asset Relief Program, better known as TARP, a central element of his...

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