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These two states actually have their finances in order

In a report released on Monday, the Volcker Alliance gave good marks to California and Virginia for having their financial act together. The nonprofit organization, which was founded by former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Paul A. 314 more words


International Economic Forum wants to put Montreal on the map

Montreal is an event-driven city. Think of the Grand Prix, the jazz festival, the Just for Laughs festival, the Rogers Cup tennis tournament.

Gil Rémillard wants that same spirit to animate the Conférence de Montréal, billed as the International Economic Forum of the Americas. 1,084 more words


Cluelessness about Strategy, Tactics and Discretion

In his op-ed in the weekend Wall Street Journal, John Taylor restates his confused opposition to what Ben Bernanke calls the policy of constrained discretion followed by the Federal Reserve during his tenure at the Fed, as vice-chairman under Alan Greenspan from 2003 to 2005 and as Chairman from 2005 to 2013. 2,597 more words

Milton Friedman

What Is the Historically Challenged, Rule-Worshipping John Taylor Talking About?

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post chiding John Taylor for his habitual verbal carelessness. As if that were not enough, Taylor, in a… 1,670 more words

Paul Krugman

QIRP Does Not Work And Rebutting Bernanke's Defense Of Himself

I refer to the combination of QE and ZIRP as QIRP. Both happened concurrently for the most part. It is hard to dis-aggregate the effect of one from the other. 2,162 more words


Hofstra Professor Presents Public Integrity Award to Paul Volcker

At the March 2015 American Society for Public Administration’s Annual Conference in Chicago, Dr. Carole L. Jurkiewicz of the Zarb School of Business presented the Annual Public Integrity Award to Paul Volcker, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve under Presidents Carter and Reagan, and founder of the Volcker Alliance (and a past commencement speaker for the Zarb School :-) ).  208 more words

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