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Three recent and well known high-profile failures at the SEC and books or articles covering them:

0. Enron - Senate committee concludes Enron was enabled by a systemic and catastrophic failure at the SEC[0]. Smartest Guys in the Room[1] is one of the better books about it

1. No One Would Listen - book from Madoff whistleblower Harry Markopolos[2]. He spent years laying out the entire Madoff case for the SEC yet their investigators kept signing off on Madoff. He has a lot of good detail on why the SEC are a bad regulator.

2. Financial Crisis - SEC chairman concedes the oversight program was fatally flawed in monitoring Bear Sterns and other hedge funds[3] - plenty of books on crisis, "After the Music Stopped" was good[4]

[0] https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB1033944629262271233

[1] https://www.amazon.com/Smartest-Guys-Room-Amazing-Scandalous...

[2] https://www.amazon.com/No-One-Would-Listen-Financial/dp/0470...

[3] http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/27/business/27sec.html?mcubz=...

[4] https://www.amazon.com/After-Music-Stopped-Financial-Respons...




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