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March 26, 2009 |

Mr Darwin goes to the bank

It seems a bit ironic that on one hand we are celebrating the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary of his book On the Origin of Species, while on the other, we are desperately trying to prevent his theory of “evolution by natural selection” from working in our current financial system...

March 27, 2009 | Hindu Business Line (India)

US policies and the housing bubble

It is a well established fact that the current ‘great recession’ was triggered by the US housing bubble that burst some 18 months ago...

March 24, 2009 | Bloomberg

Nobel Prize Winners Clash on Geithner Plan Prospects

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has a good chance of succeeding with his plan to cleanse banks of toxic assets, says A. Michael Spence, co-winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in economics...

March 25, 2009 | Yomiuri Shimbun (Japan)

Yomiuri International Forum / Top economists offer insights at Yomiuri forum

Leading economists from Japan, China and the United States offered expert opinions on the outlook for the global economy on the opening session of the Yomiuri International Forum 2009 held Tuesday in Tokyo...

March 25, 2009 | RGE Monitor (NY)

Careful with that language

No doubt about it...

March 17, 2009 | Market News International (subscription required)

J Taylor Book Blames Fed, Govt For Causing, Prolonging Crisis

The Federal Reserve comes in for sharp criticism in a just-released book authored by John Taylor, one of the world's most renowned monetary economists...

March 24, 2009 | Macleans (Canada)

The case for optimism

In 2004, Paul Kasriel fired a shot across the bow of American optimism...

February 4, 2009 | Huffington Post

Beyond the Age of Leverage: Alternative Cures for the Global Financial Crisis

It began as a sub-prime surprise, then became a credit crunch and is now a global financial crisis...

February 10, 2009 | Wall Street Journal

There's No Stimulus Free Lunch

How much will the stimulus package moving in Congress really stimulate the economy?...

February 2, 2009 | Financial Times (subscription required)

Beyond the age of leverage: new banks must arise

Call it the Great Repression...