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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

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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

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Event Report: The Orthodox Church of Greece and the Economic Crisis

On November 12th a Public Lecture, organized by the Hellenic Observatory of the London School of Economics (LSE), was delivered by His Eminence Metropolitan Ignatius of Demetrias, on the theme… 1,708 more words

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"More Silliness And Hysteria": Gripes About Excessive Regulations And Taxes Often Are Baseless

In the last couple of months we have seen the country whipped up into near hysteria over the virtually nonexistent threat of Ebola.

While the only people who contracted the disease in this country were those who treated a man who died of the disease, tens of millions of people became convinced they were in danger on airplanes and public buses and even routine visits to the supermarket. 558 more words

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