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February 6, 2014 | News Hour

The Housing Crisis: What's the Fed's Excuse?

The massive increases in risky mortgages and thin bank capital requirements underlying the financial crisis wouldn't have been possible without the Fed’s willing participation. But the Fed doesn't act alone. In this adaptation of their forthcoming book, Charles Calomiris and Stephen Haber argue that the Fed is the product of legislation and politicking that have made the banking system fragile by design. Continue reading →
January 15, 2014 | (Centre for Economic Policy Research)

Costing Secrecy

January 7, 2014 | Creators Syndicate

The 'Trickle-Down' Lie

Thomas Sowell Opinion Columns - The 'Trickle-Down' Lie
December 17, 2013 | Foreign Affairs

Why Banking Systems Succeed -- And Fail

People routinely blame politics for outcomes they don’t like, often with good reason: when the dolt in the cubicle down the hall gets a promotion because he plays golf with the boss, when a powerful senator delivers pork-barrel spending to his home state, when a well-connected entrepreneur obtains millions of dollars in government subsidies to buil
November 12, 2013 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

An Unconstitutional Bonanza

October 29, 2013 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

In Defense of JP Morgan

October 14, 2013 | New York Times

Chastening the Giant Banks

Banks have lost some of their swagger, but they're back in fighting form. Will they always be too big to fail?
October 14, 2013 | Wall Street Journal

How to Stop Lurching From One Budget Crisis to the Next

September 25, 2013 | Tribune Media Services

The Late, Great Middle Class

September 24, 2013 | Creators Syndicate

High Risk, Low Yield

Thomas Sowell Opinion Columns - High Risk, Low Yield