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A Whiff of Recession

Sounds a lot like what happened right before the first housing bubble burst:

“The high cost of home ownership is also putting extreme pressure on 20- and 30-somethings as they try to balance mortgage payments, student loans, child care and their careers. 404 more words


The Case Against Robert Morgan

We hope the feds know what they are doing.

Here’s a summary from the Buffalo News.

“Ponzi-scheme” allegations don’t seem at all fair.  Here’s one definition: 183 more words

Financial Crisis

Why We Need a Guarantor of Last Resort

More than a decade has passed since the worst of the 2007-2009 financial crisis.  In that time, we have learned that some of the gravest consequences of the crisis were not the economic fallout, but the political backlash it triggered.  2,003 more words

Finance & Economics

Guarantor of Last Resort: Is There a Better Alternative?

Larry Summers, who was one of President Obama’s key economic advisors when the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 was enacted, recently decried what he called “excessive populism” in portions of that legislation. 2,063 more words

Finance & Economics

Emergency Guarantee Authority: Not Letting a Crisis Go to Waste

Calming the panic in short-term funding markets was a significant part of the response to the 2008 financial crisis. While the TARP bailout programs received the most attention during the crisis, TARP… 2,167 more words

Finance & Economics