A Fighting Chance - Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

Elizabeth Warren
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Chapter 2. The Bankruptcy Wars. In 1995, Congress launched a commission to look into bankruptcy laws run by Mike Synar. Warren knew Synar in high school. He called her and asked her to join the National Bankruptcy Review, but she refused. She did agree, however, to meet him in Washington D.C. for lunch. Synar asked Warren to think about the families involved in bankruptcy. She finally said yes.

Two Funerals. A short time later, Synar was diagnosed with a brain tumor and died a few months later. Not long before his death, Warren grieved the death of her mother from coronary disease.

Stacking Sandbags. Clinton appointed Brady Williamson to take Synar’s place. Warren attempted to resign, but Williamson asked her to wait. Although Williamson did not believe they could make changes within the existing laws, he thought they could hold off the banks a...

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