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message 1: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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This thread will discuss financial matters; including global finance, global financial recession, US recession and other like matters.

Please feel free to post articles, urls, links to books, etc regarding any and all of the above.


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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Crisis and Capitalism: Does History Suggest Where We're Headed? (Video)

http://www.cfr.org/publication/18197/...



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What is the International Monetary Fund?

For those of you who are interested in knowing more about the International Monetary Fund, who they are and what they do; this is also for those of you who are interested in understanding more about the global financial crisis:

http://www.imf.org/external/index.htm

Important note on SDRs (Special Drawing Rights)

IMF to Make $250 Billion SDR Allocation on August 28
The IMF's Board of Governors agrees to inject the equivalent of $250 billion in Special Drawing Rights to member countries to provide liquidity to the global economic system by supplementing their foreign exchange reserves. The allocation will be made on August 28.

Here is a discussion regarding the IMF which is quite good;

McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Reforming the IMF: Is Bigger Better, and Who Should Get More Say? (Video)
DISCUSSION WITH ALLAN MELTZER, ANNE KRUEGER AND ROGER KUBARYCH


http://www.cfr.org/publication/19498/...

Allan Meltzer wrote the following book which may be of interest to folks who would like to also know more about the Federal Reserve.

A History of the Federal Reserve, Volume 1 1913-1951

History Of The Federal Reserve

A History of the Federal Reserve, Volume 1 1913-1951 by Allan H. Meltzer


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WHO IS ALLAN MELTZER AND WHAT ARE HIS VIEWS:

http://www2.tepper.cmu.edu/afs/andrew...

http://public.tepper.cmu.edu/facultyd...

HIS VERY INTERESTING VIEWS ON WHY CAPITALISM?

http://www.tepper.cmu.edu/facultyAdmi...


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WHO IS ROGER KUBARYCH?

http://www.cfr.org/bios/3432/roger_m_...

HIS MOST RECENT BOOK:

Stress Testing the System Simulating the Global Consequences of the Next Financial Crisis by Roger M. Kubarych

He is currently writing a book examining the American financial system and corporate scandals.


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WHO IS MICHAEL MORAN:

Michael Moran is Foreign Affairs columnist for GlobalPost, covering global economics, politics and U.S. foreign policy from New York. A writer, broadcaster, and digital media pioneer on foreign affairs.

Michael Moran is Foreign Affairs columnist for GlobalPost, covering global economics, politics and U.S. foreign policy from New York. A writer, broadcaster, and digital media pioneer on foreign and national security affairs, Moran is a former correspondent for the BBC, MSNBC.com, and Radio Free Europe, and a former staff writer for the Associated Press and several newspapers. Moran’s work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Newsweek, the Economist, the Spectator (UK), the Guardian, the New Leader, on National Public Radio and in many other outlets. Moran ran CFR.org, the website of the Council on Foreign Relations, from 2005-2009, and now serves as executive editor of RGE Monitor, the macroeconomic site of economist Nouriel Roubini.


message 8: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Aug 14, 2009 03:47PM) (new)

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THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME BY BRAD SETSER:

http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/f...

CHINA: NEW FINANCIAL SUPERPOWER:

http://blogs.cfr.org/setser/2009/08/0...

WHO IS BRAD SETSER?

http://blogs.cfr.org/setser/2009/08/0...

Brad Setser is headed over to the White House by the sound of things (NEC).

The National Economic Council (NEC) was established in 1993 to advise the President on U.S. and global economic policy. It resides within the Office of Policy Development and is part of the Executive Office of the President. By Executive Order, the NEC has four principal functions: to coordinate policy-making for domestic and international economic issues, to coordinate economic policy advice for the President, to ensure that policy decisions and programs are consistent with the President's economic goals, and to monitor implementation of the President's economic policy agenda.

The NEC is comprised of numerous department and agency heads within the administration, whose policy jurisdictions impact the nation's economy. The NEC Director works in conjunction with these officials to coordinate and implement the President's economic policy objectives. The Director is supported by a staff of policy specialists in various fields including: agriculture, commerce, energy, financial markets, fiscal policy, healthcare, labor, and Social Security.

a) He used to blog over at RGE Monitor (here is the link).

http://www.rgemonitor.com/setser-moni...


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RGE MONITOR:

RGE Monitor has been named one of the world's best economics websites by BusinessWeek, The Economist, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal.

It is headed up by Nouriel Roubini.

Nouriel Roubini, Chairman

As Chairman of RGE Monitor, Nouriel provides strategic guidance for RGE Monitor's business and content. Professor Nouriel Roubini is an internationally known expert in the field of international macroeconomics. He is a Professor of Economics at New York University's Stern School of Business and is also the co-founder and Chairman of RGE Monitor, an innovative economic and geo-strategic information service named one of the best economics websites by BusinessWeek, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal and The Economist.

Professor Roubini served as a senior adviser to the White House Council of Economic Advisers and the U.S. Treasury Department; has published numerous policy papers and books on key international macroeconomic issues; and is regularly cited as an authority in the media. He received an undergraduate degree at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy and a Ph.D. in Economics at Harvard University, and was previously a faculty member at Yale University.

Useful site to check out:

http://www.rgemonitor.com/component/o...


message 10: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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US DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY WEBSITE:

http://www.treas.gov/topics/

HOW THE FED WORKS:

http://money.howstuffworks.com/fed.htm

HOW RECESSION WORKS:

http://money.howstuffworks.com/recess...

THE AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT PLAN:

http://www.howstuffworks.com/framed.h...

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A RECESSION AND A DEPRESSION:

http://money.howstuffworks.com/recess...

THE GREAT DEPRESSION:

http://history.howstuffworks.com/amer...

HOW STOCKS AND THE STOCK MARKET WORKS:

http://money.howstuffworks.com/person...

PLANET GREEN: ARE YOU MAKING YOUR MAKEUP LAST?

http://planetgreen.discovery.com/fash...

CONSUMER CONFIDENCE SURVEY:

http://www.howstuffworks.com/framed.h...

HOW CAPITALISM WORKS:

http://www.howstuffworks.com/framed.h...


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message 12: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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US DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY WEBSITE:

http://www.treas.gov/topics/

HOW THE FED WORKS:

http://money.howstuffworks.com/fed.htm

HOW RECESSION WORKS:

http://money.howstuffworks.com/recess...

THE AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT PLAN:

http://www.howstuffworks.com/framed.h...

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A RECESSION AND A DEPRESSION:

http://money.howstuffworks.com/recess...

THE GREAT DEPRESSION:

http://history.howstuffworks.com/amer...

HOW STOCKS AND THE STOCK MARKET WORKS:

http://money.howstuffworks.com/person...

PLANET GREEN: ARE YOU MAKING YOUR MAKEUP LAST?

http://planetgreen.discovery.com/fash...

CONSUMER CONFIDENCE SURVEY:

http://www.howstuffworks.com/framed.h...

HOW CAPITALISM WORKS:

http://www.howstuffworks.com/framed.h...


message 13: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Aug 14, 2009 10:17PM) (new)

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THE WHITEHOUSE:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/

BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE:

http://www.federalreserve.gov/

FED101

http://www.federalreserveeducation.or...

http://www.federalreserveeducation.or...

THE FED TODAY VIDEO:

http://www.federalreserveeducation.or...

FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_...

There are also controversial publications that are against the present federal reserve system, etc...but I have not posted these; check out the wikipedia article and you will be able to find these opposing views if interested.



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IS THE WORLD PULLING OUT OF THE RECESSION?

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/ne...

WHAT THEY SAY

"Prospects for a return to growth in the near term appear good - critical challenges remain."
Ben Bernanke

"We see some signs confirming that the real economy is starting to get out of the period of free fall."
Jean-Claude Trichet


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Fixing Finance: Reactions and Over Reactions:

http://www.miroguide.com/items/2107222

Synopsis
Watch experts examine steps taken to regulate financial markets and debate whether more should be done or if some actions should be undone. This session was part of the Stephen C. Freidheim Symposium on Global Economics: Financial Turbulence and U.S. Pow


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CRISIS GUIDE: THE GLOBAL ECONOMY:

http://www.cfr.org/publication/19710/...


message 17: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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The CEO as Diplomat:

McKinsey Quarterly: An Interview with Richard Haass:

http://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/Vide...




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Building Private Sector Diplomacy:

Public-relations expert Richard Edelman explores the new landscape of corporate reputation and trust.
OCTOBER 2009

http://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/Vide...


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Focused on foresight: An interview with the US’s national intelligence officer for warning

Kenneth Knight shares lessons from a career spent analyzing and preparing for the unknown.
SEPTEMBER 2009

http://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/Vide...


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Unlocking the power of Chinese consumers: An interview with Stephen Roach
Morgan Stanley Asia’s chairman discusses the roots and prospects of China’s next revolution.

AUGUST 2009

http://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/Vide...


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How China and the US will set the global climate agenda

The Brookings Institution’s Ken Lieberthal discusses the opportunities he sees for a China–US clean-energy partnership going into December’s climate change conference.

AUGUST 2009

Source: Climate Change Special Initiative

http://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/Vide...


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When sustainability means more than ‘green’

Protecting the natural environment isn’t the whole story: companies must consider their social, economic, and cultural impact as well.

JULY 2009

http://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/Vide...


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The state of philanthropy: A conversation with Acumen Fund’s CEO

Jacqueline Novogratz discusses the challenges that divide and unite today’s philanthropic community.

MARCH 2009

http://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/Vide...


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Good boss, bad times

Management expert Robert Sutton shares lessons on handling layoffs and teams in crisis.

MAY 2009

Source: Strategy Practice

http://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/Vide...


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KLUGMAN SAYS TOO EARLY TO EXIT CRISIS

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091014/a...


message 26: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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Tracey....that is true...especially from our Chinese bankers...I do think it would be best to fend it off for awhile...the Dow showed a little life today...hate to see it snuffed out.


message 27: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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Interesting article from Barrons:

UP AND DOWN WALL STREET DAILY

Dow 10,000: Déjà vu All Over Again

By RANDALL W. FORSYTH

Instead of partying like it's 1999, investors are more paupers than princes after a decade of nil returns.

http://online.barrons.com/article/SB1...


message 28: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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I agree Tracey...these are dangerous times. It is hard to believe that we are back to the days of 1999 (only problem not much headway has been made since then); companies do not seem to be reinvesting their profits and until they do..I think we will see more groundhog days.


message 29: by Vincent (new)

Vincent (vpbrancato) | 1245 comments I didn't read the article but there are investors (i.e. Warren Buffet) who are not what one would call traders necessarily.
It is the way, with IPOs and stock issues and bond issues, that we fund our private economy.
The trading of stocks afterward makes "investors" feel they can liquidate their holdings more easily and therefore pushes up the value.


message 30: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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All good points Vince. I think the point is that more is being taken out of the businesses

This is the Barron's article quote which is somewhat troubling:

"Citing a Wall Street Journal article, Rosenberg observes companies are being rewarded for beating their earnings estimates by cost cutting, so they're reluctant to reinvest profits in the business.

"This strategy is being deployed by so many firms that it is having a broad-based dampening effect on private aggregate demand and hence corporate revenues—enticing firms to take even more costs out of the system," he writes."


It is the cost cutting without reinvesting in the businesses which is dampening our economy and there probably is no real end in sight until that reinvestment begins anew.




message 31: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Oct 16, 2009 09:32PM) (new)

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C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics: The Global Financial Crisis: Causes and Consequences (Video)

Speaker: Alan Greenspan, President, Greenspan Associates LLC; Former Chairman, Federal Reserve Board

Presider: Peter G. Peterson, Founder and Chairman, Peter G. Peterson Foundation; Chairman Emeritus, Council on Foreign Relations


http://www.cfr.org/publication/20412/...

I have not watched the full length version yet; but these are all so very well done and informative.

Here is the synopsis of the event according to the Council on Foreign Relations:

The Council on Foreign Relations stated that the "former Federal Reserve Chief Alan Greenspan spoke at the New York office of the Council on Foreign Relations on October 15, highlighting the major factors that led to the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression and discussing what to expect in its aftermath.

Greenspan addressed key economic issues including financing the United States' growing budget deficit, the recent decline of the U.S. dollar, how to regulate financial institutions that are "too big to fail," and the economic implications of the pending U.S. healthcare reform bill."





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Here is a free course on Game Theory with Professor Ben Polak - (YALE OPEN COURSES)

http://oyc.yale.edu/economics/game-th...


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Here is a free course on Financial Markets with Professor Robert Schiller (YALE OPEN COURSES)

http://oyc.yale.edu/economics/financi...


message 34: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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The Future of Global Finance - Larry Summers

http://www.simoleonsense.com/video-la...


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A Conversation with Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh (Video)

Speaker: Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister, Republic of India

Presider: Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations

November 23, 2009

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, speaking at the Washington office of the Council on Foreign Relations on November 23, discussed U.S.-India cooperation, Pakistan's terrorism threat, India's role in Afghanistan, India's economic growth and development, and global challenges to confronting climate change.

Singh, on a four-day trip to the United States as President Obama's first state visitor, listed agriculture, trade, education, defense, and energy as some of the areas for increased bilateral cooperation between Washington and New Delhi.

On climate change, though, he reiterated India's long-held stance that it would only support a solution that does not hurt its economic growth.

Singh urged the international community to make long-term commitments to Afghanistan's development.

Addressing growing concerns -- especially in Pakistan -- on India's involvement in Afghanistan, Singh said: "We do not see Afghanistan as a theater of influence.

Our interest is in building a region of peace and stability."

The prime minister expressed concern regarding the spread of militancy inside Pakistan and its effects on regional security. He said that Pakistan had failed to sever links with militant groups targeting India, and he set Islamabad's break with these groups as a precondition for peace talks, including on issues relating to the disputed region of Kashmir. "Pakistan must make a break with the past, abjure terrorism, and come to the table with good faith and sincerity," he said.


This meeting was co-sponsored with the Woodrow Wilson International Center
for Scholars.

Video: http://www.cfr.org/publication/20829/...

Audio:

http://www.cfr.org/publication/20827/...

Source - The Council on Foreign Relations



message 36: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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Abu Dhabi gives Dubai $10bn to help pay debts (thank goodness)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8...


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Too Big To Get Wrong:

http://www.cfr.org/publication/20978

Speaker: Robert E. Diamond Jr., President, Barclays PLC

Presider: Maria Bartiromo, Anchor, CNBC
December 14, 2009

General Meeting: Too Big to Get Wrong: Getting Financial Regulatory Reform Right

Barclays PLC President Robert Diamond spoke at the New York office of the Council on Foreign Relations on December 14, highlighting what he considers the most important aspects of financial regulatory reform to ensure a sustained economic recovery and avoid another crisis.

Diamond discussed wayward negative public sentiment about trading, noting that 98 percent of losses in the financial system have originated with loans, not trading.

He also stressed the need for strong banks to play a vital role in transferring risk from those that seek to get rid of their risk and those that need access to risk, such as pension funds.

On the responsiveness of financial institutions to the financial crisis, he said most of the big banks are not waiting for U.S. financial regulation and have already improved their capital reserves, lowered leverage, increased cash for liquidity, and openly supported the compensation guidelines of the Financial Standards Board.

Diamond noted the importance of derivatives to developing countries such as Mexico that have used the instruments to hedge their forward oil production, maintain their credit rating and budget, and keep their schools open. "The rhetoric around casino banking has to end," he said.

"If we go too far down the [road of:] safe and sound, we run the risk of hurting the ultimate clients--our corporates and our governments and our pension funds--and stifling economic growth."

On regulating "too big to fail" institutions, Diamond stressed that "big and systemic are not synonymous." Many small banks, notably Britain's Northern Rock, have failed because of relying on a single product, he said, whereas big banks often have better management and allow banking clients to transfer risk across borders, especially in emerging markets.

When asked about the impact of the financial crisis on sovereign debt, Diamond noted that private investment has grown to ten times that of development aid in emerging markets, posing a serious threat to growth in those regions if cross-border banking institutions and capital markets are too severely reined in or broken up.

"Without global banks and capital markets, we'll have a real decline in the standard of living in the developing world," said Diamond.



message 38: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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Debating a New Role for the Fed:

http://www.cfr.org/publication/21020/...


message 39: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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How Hedge Fund Made 7 Billion:

http://finance.yahoo.com/career-work/...


message 40: by JP (new)

JP I work in the hedge fund business and these guys make obscene amounts of money. The trick is, they're not currently regulated by the SEC which is why they are able to do what they do. Also, they're not public companies so they don't have any shareholders to answer to. In fact, the capital requirements to invest with a hedge fund are substantial ($5M for an individual and $25M for an institution). The idea is that if you are a sophisticated or wealthy investor you can absorb any potential risk associated with the hedge fund. If it blows up...you can absorb it. It's basically high risk gambling. However a lot of wealthy individuals and institutions want to diversify their holdings into non-traditional asset classes. This would include things like: hedge funds, commodities, etc. Hedge funds and commodities typically have lower correlations to the broad markets than stocks. From an investment standpoint it makes sense.

The problem is that from the average (Main Street) investor perspective you just see Wall Street making a ton of money. The issue is that these guys aren't regulated. The reason the government doesn't want to regulate them is because they provide liquidity to the market place. A lot of the buying and selling in the marketplace is done by hedge funds (using leverage). If you own a stock and the market is tanking and you want to sell, you need someone willing to buy. A bank that is trying to unload a large quantity of stock needs a buyer willing to absorb that cost. That's where hedge funds come in. If you regulate them and make it more difficult for them to operate, that source of liquidity goes away. If banks can't sell when their stressed then they suffer even greater losses. It's a double-edged sword.

Last year, John Paulson made $3billion by betting that the subprime market would fail. He was right and earned a fortune. How do these guys make this kind of money? Alot of fees. An average domestic stock mutual fund charges anywhere from 0.50 to 1.25% in management fees (they call it an expense ratio). A hedge fund charges a 2% management fee AND a 20% incentive fee. An incentive fee is a fee on any profits. So lets say you invest with Paulson's fund and he's up +10% net of any fees this year. Well, of that 10% you have to pay him 20% or 2% because he made money. That's where these guys make their money. In years where they lose money, they have to recover all the losses before they can take any incentive fee. It's called a high water mark. However some hedge fund managers even earn money on the way back up. For example, let's say you were invested with a hedge fund that was down 20% in 2008. Now let's say there were up 10% in 2009. Well, they haven't recovered all of the 2008 losses yet. So they can't collect their usual 20% incentive fee. But because they were up in 2009 they can take a modified incentive fee of 10%. Not all of them do this but some do.

I don't want to bore you with all the details but this is a quick primer on hedge funds. They're an easy target for the media to point the finger at. The truth is that hedge fund managers are some of the smartest investors in the world and while they aren't always right they know what they're doing. Alot of the risk in the marketplace last year was because of the banks, not just the hedge funds.

If you guys have any questions on this I'm happy to answer. Just thought I'd provide a bit of clarity.



message 41: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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Thanks for your insights Bishop.


message 42: by Doug (new)

Doug (dfechter) If you are interested in how academia is viewing the financial crisis, there are many good resources on the web.

In New York magazine, John Cassidy just posted a series of interviews with economists and finance professors from the University of Chicago. (Also a law professor, Richard Posner, who writes frequently about economics and co-blogs in a thoughtful blog with Nobel prize winning economist Gary Becker.)

Scroll down on Cassidy's page to see the interviews - there are 8 in total. Becker is always worth reading and is practical and down to earth. Cochrane and Rajan have been very visible and vocal about the crisis. Fama, the guru of the efficient markets hypothesis, holds his ground.

Another excellent site is Econtalk, where Russ Roberts of George Mason University hosts weekly podcasts with leading figures in economics and finance. This week's podcast, for example, is with Nobel laureate Robert Spence. If you look through the archives you will find podcasts with the late Milton Friedman, Becker and Cochrane (mentioned above), Allan Meltzer, Nassim ("Black Swan") Taleb, Michael Lewis (Moneyball, The Blind Side), and many more, even Christopher Hitchens (on George Orwell). The podcasts are sometimes boring or overly technical, but generally they are outstanding.

Note than in the last year many of the podcasts have covered the financial crisis, the recession and business cycles.


message 43: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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Yes, there have been many as you can see from the postings that are already on this thread. The way things are going there probably will be more. (smile)

Thank you Doug for the other views...I am sure that this will make for interesting reading. Once I have taken a look at them I will get back to you.


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Things you should know about the Budget:

http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/02/0...

Source: CNN


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Feb. 1, 2010

Larry White of George Mason University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about Hayek's ideas on the business cycle and money. White lays out Hayek's view of business cycles and the role of monetary policy in creating a boom and bust cycle. The conversation also explores the historical context of Hayek's work on business cycle theory--the onset of the Great Depression and the intellectual battle with Keynes and his work. In the second half of the podcast, White turns to alternative ways to provide money, in particular, the possibility of private currency and free banking explored by Hayek late in his career. White then describes his own research on free banking and in particular, the more than a century-long experience Scotland had with free banking. The podcast concludes with the economics rap "Fear the Boom and Bust," recently created by John Papola and Russ Roberts. The song itself can be downloaded at EconStories.tv where viewers can also watch the video, read the lyrics, and find related resources on the web for Keynes and Hayek. (Podcast)

Source: http://www.econtalk.org/



message 46: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Feb 05, 2010 10:17PM) (new)

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The New Yorker:

The Return of Rosy Scenario:

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs...

Author: John Cassidy


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Stimulus in a Volatile Financial World (Video)

Speaker: Justin Yifu Lin, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President, The World Bank

Presider: Harry G. Broadman, Managing Director, Albright Stonebridge Group; Chief Economist, Albright Capital Management LLC

January 11, 2010

General Meeting: Stimulus in a Volatile Financial World

http://www.cfr.org/publication/21250/...

Source: Council on Foreign Relations


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Reforming Over-the-Counter Derivative Markets (Video)

Speaker:
Gary Gensler, Chairman, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Presider:
Merit E. Janow, Professor of International Economic Law and International Affairs, Columbia University

Watch Gary Gensler, chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, analyze the effects of derivative markets on the economy and how the market needs to be reformed.

This session was part of the C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics.

http://www.cfr.org/publication/21130/...

Source: Council on Foreign Relations


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Tackling Terrorist Financing (Video)

Speaker: David Cohen, Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Presider: Celina B. Realuyo, Assistant Professor of Counterterrorism, National Defense University
January 28, 2010

General Meeting: Tackling Terrorist Financing

http://www.cfr.org/publication/21344/...


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Pakistan Update (Video)

Speakers: Ahmed Rashid, Author, Descent into Chaos: The United States and the Failure of Nation Building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia

Marvin G. Weinbaum, Scholar-in-Residence, Middle East Institute

Presider: Carol A. Giacomo, Editorial Board Member, New York Times

February 22, 2010

General Meeting: Pakistan Update

http://www.cfr.org/publication/21505/...

Descent into Chaos The United States & the Failure of Nation Building in Pakistan, Afghanistan & Central Asia by Ahmed Rashid by Ahmed Rashid Ahmed Rashid


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