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Note on the Volcker Rule

Former FED governor Paul Volcker was appointed in 2009 by the Obama administration to chair the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board. Volcker has ever since been focusing on systemic risk in the financial sector, more specifically the trading positions commercial banks take on. It’s basically an extension or implementation of the…

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Note on the Volcker Rule

Former FED governor Paul Volcker was appointed in 2009 by the Obama administration to chair the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board. Volcker has ever since been focusing on systemic risk in the financial sector, more specifically the trading positions commercial banks take on. It’s basically an extension or implementation of the…

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Note on the Volcker Rule

Former FED governor Paul Volcker was appointed in 2009 by the Obama administration to chair the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board. Volcker has ever since been focusing on systemic risk in the financial sector, more specifically the trading positions commercial banks take on. It’s basically an extension or implementation of the…

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Gold replaces AAA

The problems with Greece are not an isolated case. Solving the Greek crisis without a reflection on a long chain of monetary and economic errors would be a complete waste of money. Our political leaders should look far beyond the Greek problems and evaluate their economic and financial policies over a period as long as 40 years. Greece an anecdote in a long history…

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Gold replaces AAA

The problems with Greece are not an isolated case. Solving the Greek crisis without a reflection on a long chain of monetary and economic errors would be a complete waste of money. Our political leaders should look far beyond the Greek problems and evaluate their economic and financial policies over a period as long as 40 years. Greece an anecdote in a long history…

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GF_404x275_GOLD-jpg.jpg

Gold replaces AAA

The problems with Greece are not an isolated case. Solving the Greek crisis without a reflection on a long chain of monetary and economic errors would be a complete waste of money. Our political leaders should look far beyond the Greek problems and evaluate their economic and financial policies over a period as long as 40 years. Greece an anecdote in a long history…

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Bernanke reappointed

So Ben Helicopter Bernanke has been reappointed. The Princeton professor won the vote by the smallest margin since Volcker, but that’s the only comparison we would like to make with the biggest central banker in history. The balance sheet of the Fed has been ruined by Bernanke, but his own personal balance sheet reads as follows: Assets Liabilities Stabilised…

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Bernanke reappointed

So Ben Helicopter Bernanke has been reappointed. The Princeton professor won the vote by the smallest margin since Volcker, but that’s the only comparison we would like to make with the biggest central banker in history. The balance sheet of the Fed has been ruined by Bernanke, but his own personal balance sheet reads as follows: Assets Liabilities Stabilised…

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Bernanke reappointed

So Ben Helicopter Bernanke has been reappointed. The Princeton professor won the vote by the smallest margin since Volcker, but that’s the only comparison we would like to make with the biggest central banker in history. The balance sheet of the Fed has been ruined by Bernanke, but his own personal balance sheet reads as follows: Assets Liabilities Stabilised…

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Paul Volcker's view on bank reform

Paul Volcker is perhaps the biggest central banker in US history, he most surely is the tallest. In this weekend’s New York Times,he writes an op-ed on the necessary bank reform in the US.In short, Volcker sais that the current solution for the banking crisis has created huge moral hazard risk. Making banks “small enough to fail” is not a feasible…

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