Friday, July 23rd, 2010
"A minor rule change in the law unexpectedly shut down the market for selling new bundles of car loans and consumer loans after bond issuers, ratings agencies and the Securities and Exchange Commission found themselves caught in a tangle of old and new regulations.
Wednesday, July 7th, 2010
"The Congressional Conference Committee worked all night on Friday, June 25, finally quitting at 5:37 in the morning, so that President Obama could go to the G-20 Summit in Canada saying that Congress had finished a bill.
Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
"The peculiar character of the problem of a rational economic order is determined precisely by the fact that the knowledge of the circumstances of which we must make use never exists in concentrated or integrated form but solely as the dispersed bits of incomplete and frequently contradictory k
Monday, June 28th, 2010
"A summary of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, released Saturday by the House Financial Services Committee. The legislation is expected to come before Congress next week for a final vote. 1. Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
Thursday, June 3rd, 2010
"In two weeks, I am supposed to speak on a panel entitled "Financial Re-regulation." My question is, what re-regulation? To me, re-regulation means you would reverse some step that you took toward deregulation. But the new financial reform bill does not reverse any of those steps, as far as I know.
Tuesday, May 25th, 2010
"The financial regulatory bill is a “disaster,” and its proposed consumer protection agency would create a Fannie and Freddie “on steroids,” Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H. told CNBC on Monday.
Thursday, May 20th, 2010
"In a recent column, Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman claimed that the government needs to have two important duties in finance. First, it must keep interest rates low; second, it must strictly regulate where the newly created money goes.
Friday, April 30th, 2010
"The rescue package requested by Greece will, if endorsed, buy the eurozone six months, perhaps a year at most. By then, the Greek government will have exhausted the aid and be forced to ask for more or to borrow at astronomical rates.
Tuesday, April 20th, 2010
"While, in hindsight, some of the data available to the Federal Reserve and other authorities gave notice of the financial crisis, more data and a different approach to analyzing them are needed if a reliable 'early warning system' for future crises is to be developed, according to research by Feder
Thursday, April 1st, 2010
"The new requirements form part of new guidance from the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) to counteract irresponsible lending. '[We] expect all consumer credit businesses to fully comply with both the word and spirit of this guidance,' the OFT said.
Wednesday, March 31st, 2010
"Alan Greenspan, Ben Bernanke, and the rest of the crew running economic policy somehow could not see the housing bubble as it grew to more than $8tn. It really should have been hard to miss. Nationwide house prices had just tracked overall inflation for 100 years from 1895 to 1995.
Monday, March 22nd, 2010
"Sen. Chris Dodd's latest bill to fix the financial system is another failure. After months of negotiation, he's produced a "reform" of the regulatory system that simply fails to deal with the causes of the 2008 crisis -- which nearly saw the collapse of the US banking system.
Thursday, March 18th, 2010
"One of the sadder categories in the history of human misfortunes is the list of those things that are obvious, but wrong. By definition, if something is obvious, most people agree with it, and thus, it is likely to win the day - but lose the verdict of history. The Earth is flat - obviously.