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Monthly Archives April 2010

“The Early Word: Financial Fights”

Posted by Tom Duncan
April 28, 2010

“Senate Democrats will try for the third consecutive day to bring a financial overhaul to the floor for debate, after Republicans twice blocked such attempts. Like clockwork, Republicans are expected to block the bill once more. It’s probably not the way most of us would play charades, but The Times’s Edward Wyatt and David Herszenhorn […]

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“The Free-Coinage Scheme is Impracticable at Every Point”

Posted by Tom Duncan
April 27, 2010

“The amount of circulating cash of all kinds in the hands of the people at the present time is about nine hundred millions. If the dollar was reduced to half its present value, and if allowance was made for reserves, two thousand million silver dollars would be the specie requirement of the country. We already […]

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Lessons from the History of Financial Regulation

April 27, 2010

Charles W. Calomiris, who is Professor of Financial Institutions at Columbia Business School and a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, has recently published a paper on the lessons that can be drawn from the history of financial regulation. “The Political Lessons of Depression-Era Banking Reform” looks more specifically at the regulatory response the […]

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Overdose – Documentary on the Financial Crisis

April 26, 2010

On May 17, the Cato Institute will host a premiere of a new documentary on the financial crisis–Overdose. The trailer can be seen here. The documentary is based upon Swedish writer Johan Norberg’s book Financial Fiasco. Cato describes Overdose as follows: “This 46-minute documentary is a fast-paced look at how we got into the financial […]

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“Inflation May Not Be Kind to the Stock Market”

Posted by Tom Duncan
April 26, 2010

“Investors seem to see inflation as no big deal, or maybe even a good thing. But they forget how inflation killed the stock market in the 1970s… and just how easily those conditions could return. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke is now seen as the stock market’s best friend. He is the second coming […]

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