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Barry Ritholtz

My Surprising Conversation With Dick Fuld (Yes, That Dick Fuld) and the Future of America

Peter Sims | Posted 10.24.2014 | Business
Peter Sims

Now, America has long been an exceptionally redemptive society. Even if you screw up really badly, if you are willing to reflect long and hard, learn from your mistakes, and demonstrate a commitment to a larger purpose than your own ego, you can emerge on the other side and begin anew.

Economics as Market Failure

Jared Bernstein | Posted 10.11.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

If economists add so little value to markets, why do markets pay economists so much for their advice?

Economics Is Broken

Chris Ladd | Posted 10.29.2012 | Business
Chris Ladd

Economics in our time is a philosophy dressed up in equations. That does not imply that economics is worthless, only that is should not be trusted to deliver precision or provable certainty.

The F Word: WikiLeaks' Economic Warfare

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

If Assange's cyber invasion is to Bankster Street what the civil rights marchers were to segregation, what are Wall Street's water cannons? I can hardly wait to find out.

WATCH: Analyst Tears Into CNBC Anchor Over Foreclosure Crisis

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The current foreclosure crisis is unprecedented in American history, Barry Ritholtz said on Monday. The Fusion IQ CEO told CNBC's Larry Kudlow and Di...

At What Point Does Criticism of the President Help Sarah Palin?

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

Does the president deserve the level of anger elicited by liars and those who daily attempt to shape our world into one making them ever more wealthy and powerful at the expense of the vulnerable?

7 Economic Stimulus Ideas

The Big Picture | Barry Ritholtz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

If you were going to give me a trillion dollars to stimulate the economy so that the next expansion could proceed, here's what I would do: ...

Barry Ritholtz: Housing Prices Are Still Too High, So Prices Will Keep Falling (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Barry Ritholtz, founder of investment research firm Fusion IQ and writer of the popular blog, The Big Picture, is known for his bearish views -- and t...

10 Things You Don't Know (Or Were Misinformed) About the GS Case

The Big Picture | Barry Ritholtz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

I have been watching with a mixture of awe and dismay some of the really bad analysis, sloppy reporting, and just unsupported commentary about the GS ...

Wall Street Journal Taking Moral Low Ground on SEC vs. Goldman

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Diane Tucker

The WSJ's editors, hellbent on proving they are visiting from Alpha Centauri, defend the actions of Goldman as "more a case of hindsight bias than financial villainy."

Don't Stop Fighting for Finance Reform

Francine Hardaway | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Francine Hardaway

Many thousands of five-year adjustable mortgages will reset this year, and 25 percent of homeowners are still underwater in their mortgages even as these resets continue to occur.

Resident Evil: Are Struggling Homeowners as Immoral as the Big Banks?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The millions of homeowners who got in over their heads have already suffered a lot. Let's get them some help. And let's keep the focus on the people who caused this problem: The bankers who got rich off them.

No Accountability in NY or DC: $15 Billion for Jobs, $20 Billion for Bonuses - and Dodd Still Wants to Compromise

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

29 million unemployed Americans will receive less financial support in total than was given out in bonuses to about 165,000 Wall Street employees. If you don't feel like a sucker yet, you're probably not paying attention.

Economic Indicators: Economists Name The Most Useless Economic Data

time.com | Justin Fox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

My column this week is about economic data, and the ways in which it can mislead (or at least send us into unnecessary tizzies)....

How to Regulate Derivatives: Barry Ritholtz

The Big Picture | Barry Ritholtz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Any plan that seeks to reverse the unregulated wild west that derivatives have existed in since 2000 must have a simple beginning: Repeal the Commodit...

Risky Lenders Did More Aggressive Lobbying: IMF Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Over the last few few decades, financial lobbying yielded an incredible return on investment for Wall Street -- albeit, in the form of taxpayer bailou...

Why Does UBS Still Employ Phil Gramm?

The Big Picture | Barry Rithholtz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Last week, UBS announced a 2nd Quarter loss "due to restructuring charges." The banking giant is raising $3.45 billion in a stock sale. Partly owned ...