Archive for September 2nd, 2011

Taleb says classify investments into banks as unethical

September 2, 2011

Nassim Nicholas Taleb  along with Mark Spitznagel (a hedge-fund manager) says banks have been doling monies to its employees despite the huge crisis created by them:

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When Will the U.S. Housing Market Stabilize?

September 2, 2011

One of the million dollar questions.

John Duca, David Luttrell and Anthony Murphy of Dallas Fed try and answer the million dollar q:

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Variable Capital Rules in a Risky World

September 2, 2011

Òscar Jordà of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco writes this nice piece.

By capital rules he means the capital banks are supposed to hold. There are multiple capital rules floating around, which one to choose?

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Going back to gold standard…possible?

September 2, 2011

A superb critique from Barry Eichengreen on the topic.

One keeps hearing cries for going back to gold standard but I did not know it is really popular with some US state Governors and officials. So much so, some states have actually introduced gold standard (and its variants) in their states!

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