Posts Tagged ‘financial crisis’

Financial Crisis and Leviathan


Monday September 17th, 2012   •   Posted by Lloyd Billingsley at 2:54pm PDT   •   2 Comments

On a recent C-SPAN show, Richard Cordray, director of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau,  (CFPB) confirmed that the new federal agency that hasn’t done much in its first 14 months except expand an already bloated and wasteful government during a recession. The CFPB is the result of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform…
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The Dilemma of “Too Big to Fail” Bank Bailouts


Saturday July 16th, 2011   •   Posted by David Theroux at 2:44pm PDT   •   0 Comments

In his article in the Summer 2011 issue of The Independent Review, “The Dilemma of Bailouts,” economist Roy C. Smith (New York University) examines why despite its prohibition of taxpayer-funded bailouts, the Dodd-Frank Act has left the financial system exposed to meltdowns and promotes the shifting of risk from large “systemically important” financial firms…
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The Christian Science Monitor reports that “Counting underutilized and marginally attached workers, the unemployment rate rose in April, according to the new jobs report”, to 15.9% for “total unemployment” and 9% for the standard rate of joblessness. And according to CNNMoney.com’s “Bailout Tracker”, this increase in joblessness has occurred despite the staggering commitment to…
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The Risk of Doing Nothing


Saturday March 19th, 2011   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 5:48am PDT   •   1 Comment

Bloomberg BusinessWeek has identified the biggest risk in continuing today’s levels of deficit spending for the U.S. government: Barack Obama may lose the advantage of low borrowing costs as the U.S. Treasury Department says what it pays to service the national debt is poised to triple amid record budget deficits. Interest expense will rise…
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The Debt-Inflation Cycle and the Global Financial Crisis


Wednesday December 22nd, 2010   •   Posted by Emily Skarbek at 10:16am PST   •   2 Comments

Is the title of a new working paper by Peter Boettke and Chris Coyne of George Mason University. The abstract of the paper reads: Writing over 230 years ago, Adam Smith noted the ‘juggling trick’ whereby governments hide the extent of their public debt through ‘pretend payments.’ As the fiscal crises around the world…
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Federal Reserve to Spend $1 Trillion More as “Economic Stimulus”


Thursday November 4th, 2010   •   Posted by David Theroux at 6:28am PDT   •   0 Comments

In the new Wall Street Journal article, “Fed Fires $600 Billion Stimulus Shot,” Jon Hilsenrath reports that the day after the stunning mid-term elections that clearly were a referendum against the Keynesian spending binge of Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, the Federal Reserve has launched another gigantic “stimulus” measure exactly like what…
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