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Way Too Big to Fail Goes to Washington (Book Tour Day 3)

After a hiatus over the holidays, I return with Part IV of this five-part series on my experiences during a recent book tour to promote the release of Way Too Big to Fail: How Government and Private Industry Can Build … Continue reading

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Book Tour Day 1: Pessimism, Hope and Note Cards


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My first day in New York City to promote the release of Way Too Big to Fail was a whirlwind, as expected.  I arrived into JFK at 6:00 AM and headed into Manhattan for my first stop at the Cornell … Continue reading

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The Federal Reserve’s Secret Lending of Public Money Is Under Attack


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What follows is an article by Carolyn Austin (contact the author), which was first posted on the Wall St. Cheat Sheet and has been reprinted here with permission. The article discusses an interesting bill being proposed in the House (HR … Continue reading

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Obama Proposes Sweeping Reforms For Financial Regulation


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Just last weekend, in discussing the current financial crisis with friends, I expressed concerns that in the panic to unfreeze the credit markets and stabilize the economy, our government would continue to simply throw money at the problem, while ignoring … Continue reading

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Geithner Plan’s Use of Wall Street Firms to Value "Toxic" Securities No Panacea


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Several commentators have recently praised Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner’s plan to use Wall Street firms to help value “toxic” assets, such as mortgage-backed securities (MBS) and collateralized debt obligations (CDOs), because it draws on these firms’ supposed expertise in valuing … Continue reading

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