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Monthly Archives October 2010

“Why the Fed’s bold move won’t work”

Posted by Tom Duncan
October 29, 2010

“Critics of the Fed — and even someFed members — point to various unintended consequences QE2, including the possibility of a new asset bubble in financial markets, a return of inflation at painful levels, and even a currency or trade war with U.S. trading partners due to a weakening dollar. But some economists say the […]

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“Regulators Must Get Rules of the Road Right”

Posted by Tom Duncan
October 28, 2010

“Americans rely on financial services to help meet their needs: for retirement, education, homeownership and indeed every aspect of their lives…  Will the new rules ensure that the costs of credit remain accessible for businesses and individuals to meet their financing needs? What is the impact of the final rules on companies’ competitiveness when they […]

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“Fear of Currency War Grows as US Dollar’s Value Falls”

Posted by Tom Duncan
October 27, 2010

“Is this a currency war or what?… In Washington, where a “strong dollar” has been the mantra for years, policymakers are taking steps that could make the already weak dollar weaker still… The dollar’s decline is being driven by what everyone in global markets is expecting — another round of so-called quantitative easing by the […]

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“America’s ‘Plan’ to Destabilize China”

Posted by Tom Duncan
October 27, 2010

“In early October, China’s Premier Wen Jiabao addressed European leaders in Brussels. Ominous talk of currency wars dominated the proceedings. And why not? After all, America — and a growing coalition of forces — has mounted a massive attack on China. And the Americanled coalition’s weapon of choice is the renminbi- U.S. dollar exchange rate. […]

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“Toward a Free-Market Money”

Posted by Tom Duncan
October 27, 2010

“Despite the overwhelming evidence that markets perform best when left alone by the government, it is still virtually taken for granted that one consumer product should be completely controlled by every government in the world. One product, so ubiquitous, that it’s used by almost everyone in the world on a daily basis: money. Money is […]

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“Bank Failures in Slow Motion”

Posted by Tom Duncan
October 27, 2010

“Every Friday evening a few more banks are closed — seized by the various state banking regulators and handed over to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for liquidation. This all happens rather quietly, barely making the news. We’re told these bank failures are no big deal. No reason to panic. The names of the […]

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