Tag: financial crisis
Can the Fed Handle the Next Financial Catastrophe Arising from Politicians’ Addiction to Spending?

Isn’t it time the politicians and bureaucrats who run the government reined in their opiate addiction and went into rehab?

The Return of Quantitative Easing

The new financial crisis could have been avoided, if only a bipartisan majority of politicians in Washington, D.C., could have restrained the growth of their spending to sustainable levels.

Hustlers Explores Seedy Side of Strip-Club Economics

The core of the story is a sophisticated character study that will leave many in the audience pondering the meaning of friendship, loyalty, betrayal, and ethics.

How Uncle Sam’s Borrowing Binge Might Spark a New Financial Crisis

The sale of U.S. Treasuries in a relatively short period of time appears set to cause problems in global credit markets.

Will Corporate Debt Set Off the Next Financial Crisis?

Corporate debt was not one of the big culprits of the financial crisis a decade ago. But it might well be next time around.

The Other Money Heist

Sometimes fiction offers better lessons in political economy than reality.

How Occupy Wall Street Nearly Scuttles Hell or High Water

Hell or High Water, one of the most talked about films of 2016, is billed as a modern-day western, “heist crime,” or Bonnie and Clyde. A contemporary western is more apt, and its excellent acting, steady pace, tight story and screenplay will likely make it an Oscar contender. The film also makes me yearn...
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Another Euro-Skeptic Calls for Disintegration of the European Union

Conservative Party MEP Daniel Hannan was perhaps the first major member of the European Parliament to rebel against the socialism of the European Union (EU) and its creation of the financial debacle of Europe. He has called for the disintegration of the EU and for his attempts, he has been silenced and then expelled...
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Financial Reform: Bigger Government, for the Benefit of Special Interests

In 1971 George Stigler published his “Theory of Economic Regulation” in which he hypothesized that regulatory agencies tend to be “captured” by the organizations they are regulating, so that the regulated organizations benefit at the expense of the general public. Stigler’s capture theory of regulation is playing itself out again in the financial market...
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More Evidence of Current Regime Uncertainty?

In a November 3 article, the Wall Street Journal reports that corporate cash holdings have reached extraordinary levels: Stung by the financial crisis, companies are holding more cash—and a greater percentage of assets in cash—than at any time in the past 40 years. In the second quarter, the 500 largest nonfinancial U.S. firms, by...
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