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Financial Crises

The Wisdom of Family Firms: Lessons Learned from the Financial Crisis

Dr. Pablo Hafner | Posted 11.23.2011 | Business
Dr. Pablo Hafner

At the outset of the financial crisis, most people thought that large public corporations would be best prepared to withstand the blow. They were wrong.

To Owe or Be Owned -- Depends on How You Tax It

Ruud de Mooij | Posted 07.13.2011 | Business
Ruud de Mooij

The corporate tax code in the US creates a significant bias toward debt finance over equity. However we have come to realize that excessive debt is much more costly than we have always thought.

In The Public Interest : New Insights into Preventing Wall Street Meltdowns and Reducing Debt

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phineas Baxandall

This Week's Basel Accord and New Poll Show How to Prevent Wall Street Meltdowns and Reduce the Debt with One Tool This week's news made the path for ...

Our Banks Becoming Casinos and Washington Yawns

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Why is a bank such as JP Morgan, supported by myriad government programs, permitted to gamble with money in the commodities arena?

Is there a leader in the house? Anywhere?

Alan Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Miller

What we could all really do with is an honest and open discussion about how we organize ourselves in society without sloppily repeating terms such as socialism.

John McCain: No Friend of the American Worker

James P. Hoffa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

This is the same John McCain who's been kicking the crap out of American workers for the last 26 years. He voted to cut overtime. He voted against extending unemployment benefits.

Is This The Worst Crisis Ever?

Eben Esterhuizen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eben Esterhuizen

A bear market is only possible if there is a consensus that a financial crisis is significantly worse than ever before. And that is why we are currently in a bear market.