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Bankruptcy act of 2005 worsened boom and bust

One puzzle about the 2008 financial crisis is what caused the financial markets to bubble and burst at that particular time.

One reason was The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act… 1,973 more words

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Lenders drove the boom and the bust

In the years leading up to the 2008 financial crisis, trillions of new dollars flooded into housing.  Why?

Was it coaxed into the housing market by borrowers who convinced bankers they could pay back the loans? 2,115 more words

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Economists who best understand repo are still working to stabilize it: 2014 in review

A series of conferences and reports in the second half of 2014 show that the economists who best understand the repo phenomenon are still worried about it and working to stabilize it. 1,673 more words

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U.S. Regulators: Repo is vital, and it's dangerous

In the past three months, U.S. regulators have issued nine warnings about danger in the repo market, a market they repeatedly describe as critical to the worldwide financial system but needing reform. 2,917 more words

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The future looks a lot like the past

“Regulation of shadow banking is starting to look more and more like regulation of traditional banking 100 to 150 years ago, when it took decades of runs on banks, bank failures and economic agony before ¬†Congress in 1933 finally approved FDIC insurance paid for by the banks, limits on bank size, and other safeguards.” –RepoWatch. 2,232 more words

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NY Fed chief lays it on the line, for bankers and for the rest of us

It felt like “The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.”

First to appear was departing Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, who told Wall Street Journal economics editor David Wessel in a wide-ranging… 5,907 more words

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Economists and other analysts see value, danger in repo and shadow banking, urge reform

Latest update: October 2, 2012

In recent months economists and other experts have published a torrent of reports on repo and shadow banking, noting their importance and their dangers and urging reform. 12,403 more words

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