Topic: Alan Greenspan
Paul Krugman recently argued that Spain and Ireland had housing bubbles, so the Fed couldn't have been responsible for creating America's. His argument is misleading.
09/23/2010 03:05 pm
Central bankers have faced today's crisis before. But their new weapon, quantitative easing, could make the mess worse.
09/05/2010 07:05 am
Commercial banks continue to fail, despite decades of heavy regulation. So why believe that government oversight cures financial ills?
09/01/2010 11:05 am
Treasury Secretary Geithner's recovery is a debt-financed nightmare.
08/08/2010 10:00 am
The argument for extending the high-end tax cuts have gone wobbly. It would be more convincing if the Republican line were something other than “no new taxes, ever.” The economic and fiscal circumstances may change, but the prescription remains the same.
08/03/2010 12:06 pm
Chinese bankers hope to prevent disaster by curbing real estate development, but will their attempt at a "Soft Landing" work?
05/19/2010 03:30 pm
The Federal Reserve has argued that it needs to be above politics. But Senators disagreed Tuesday, saying they want to know who the Fed helped during the financial crisis.
05/11/2010 06:39 pm
Bank size doesn't matter much in the financial reform bill. But it should. The Senate needs a debate, with Republican support, on whether to trust regulators to decide the size of the biggest banks.
04/27/2010 11:44 am
Americans might be persuaded to accept a VAT, or value added tax, if tax reform meant they could eliminate corporate and estate taxes.
04/16/2010 12:36 am
A Congress divided over financial reform of Wall Street after the bailouts needs to first focus on its own role in the crisis.
04/14/2010 01:07 pm