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How to Fix Dodd-Frank


Wall Street's resistance aside, the bill is fraught with flaws and exceptions, and hasn't changed a thing. Read More »

Who Really Gains From Austerity?

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel

In, “Europe Should Stop Listening To Germany“, I very briefly mentioned the advantage Germany and other nations of the austerity chorus have over their southern counterparts thanks to skewed bond analysis employed by global markets. Part of the problem stems from the ability of each nation’s central bank to issue new debt, thus allowing markets to assess each issue state-by-state ... Read More »

Are Bank Branch Closures Helping or Hurting Americans?

For better or worse, financial institutions are adjusting to the changing landscape of banking. Read More »

Europe Should Stop Listening to Germany

Should Eurozone nations continue to heed the words of the very nation which profits directly from austerity gone bad elsewhere? Read More »

Broke If You Do, Broke If You Don’t.

With the failure of the bailout approval in parliament, Cyprus edges that much closer to default. Thing is, a yes vote wouldn't have changed a thing. Read More »

Because They’ll Steal it Anyway, Just Give it to Them First?

Even with stock markets reaching record highs, can America truly afford to turn a blind eye to the excesses of Wall Street's banking elite? Read More »


As Europe's Central Bank looks to cut rate targets into 2013, all eyes turn to the key reference rate for the continent's major banks. Read More »

A Stress Test For America’s Banks

Having gone to extremes to keep America on its feet, Chairman Bernanke needs to find out if Wall Street really needs more money. Read More »

Should America End The Fed?

America's central bank has been the government's vanguard in the recovery effort with QE and open market operations. But is it time for something new? Read More »

Pumping The Brakes

Should regulators put the brakes on the high frequency bullet train? Read More »