Anonymous Banker

"There is a part of me that feels like a traitor," writes the mystery blogger who has worked as business banker at large lenders for the past two decades. "[But] in addition to being a banker, I am also a citizen of the United States." As the media and politicians have portrayed the recession as a problem confined to large financial institutions, Anonymous Banker has become a lonely (but loud) defender of small companies.

On the ineffectiveness of the Small Business Administration

"Despite all their rhetoric, nothing has been done to provide any assistance to this group that drives our nation's economy. SBA plans, be damned. They reach so few and are handed out by the very banks that have turned their backs on Small Business customers."