Monthly Archives: October 2010

Make them pay…make them pay

Carried away by ever-rising real estate prices and aided and abetted by new types of financial instruments, the financial system’s overindulgence in risk has left taxpayers with a nasty hangover, a hefty tab, and a desire to make someone pay. … Continue reading

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An economist at the movies

Although movies dealing with themes of economics and high finance are common, it is rare to see films with economists cast in starring roles.  This past week I managed to see two. In Freakonomics: The Movie, the economist is portrayed … Continue reading

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Opening salvo

I have been writing about banking and financial issues in the academic and popular media for some time.  Although I will continue to publish pieces in these venues, some writings lend themselves better to the blog format.  Stay tuned!

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