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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

Zarb Means Business

Draghi has the credibility of a mewling infant

“There needs to be a certain credibility,” opined Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank, as he launched outright Eurozone quantitative easing last Thursday. “Today, we’re showing that such credibility is deserved”. 1,255 more words

Liam Halligan

Ronald Reagan's Most Under-Appreciated Triumph

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Ronald Reagan.

He’s definitely the greatest president of my lifetime and, with one possible rival, he was the greatest President of the 20th century. 900 more words


Don't Know Much about History (Paul Krugman Edition)

Look I understand that Paul Krugman is loath to give Ronald Reagan credit for anything good. But when he goes and makes things up about Reagan’s economic record, someone should really call him on it. 25 more words

House rejects bid to ease bank regulations

Tuesday, the House rejected legislation altering a key provision of the 2010 Dodd-Frank overhaul of financial services regulations that would give U.S. banks another two years — to 2019 — to ensure that their holdings of certain complex and risky securities don’t put them afoul of a new banking regulation. 278 more words

Current Events

"Presidents And The Economy": Serious Analyses Of The Reagan-Era Business Cycle Place Very Little Weight On Reagan

Suddenly, or so it seems, the U.S. economy is looking better. Things have been looking up for a while, but at this point the signs of improvement — job gains, rapidly growing G.D.P., rising public confidence — are unmistakable. 779 more words