'I caused the 2008 recession', says ex-CFTC commissioner

Bart Chilton, DLA Piper adviser, slates regulators for their role in crisis

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Bart Chilton

Bart Chilton, former CFTC commissioner and now policy adviser for law firm, DLA Piper, took personal responsibility for the financial crisis by telling an audience of senior industry figures at the World Federation of Exchanges conference in Seoul today that, "I caused the 2008 recession".

In a flamboyant speech during which he quoted Welsh poet Dylan Thomas and made a significant number of points via rhyming couplets, the former man from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission said that a

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