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The contemporary context of investment in the United States, part 2: definitions

This post is second in a series on the contemporary state of investment in the US. The first is here. The purpose of this post is to provide some definitions and context. 2,342 more words

Institutions Of Finance

Sensex @28,500 : Stock Market as a beauty contest

Vivek Kaul

We never know what we are talking about – Karl Popper

The Sensex closed at 28,499.54 points yesterday (i.e. November 24, 2014). The fund managers are confident that this bull run will last for a while. 1,156 more words

Analysis

Why the US financial sector is so large?

This is an interesting explanation of one of the curiosities of the modern economy: Why the US financial sector is so large?. In voxeo.org you can find more detail and some hard numbers about this phenomenon. 422 more words

Economy

Economic Outlook: Relaxed Regulations, Lax Regulation, and "Too-Big-To-Regulate"

As an economist living in the Post-Great Recession world, I often consider the effects of greater financial sector regulation on overall economic performance.

Given my populist leanings, it may surprise you to hear that I have been conflicted about the merits of greater regulation (or more accurately, the merits of pursuing such reforms now). 1,522 more words

Blog Posts

Other People's Money

Other People’s Money by Justin Cartwright

What a delightfully satirical read this is. Justin Cartwright has gathered together a fantastic cast of characters for this novel set within the aristocratic, family-owned bank of Tubal & Co – one of London’s oldest and most respected financial institutions. 226 more words

Book Reviews