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The EU 'Rescue Fund' -- Part Of The Problem, Not The Solution

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 01.07.2012 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

There is still much to be decided before EU leaders can claim to have provided a comprehensive and credible plan to end the sovereign debt crisis.

Is an 18,000 Percent Return on Your Investment Possible in Two Weeks?

Sophie Gold | Posted 12.03.2011 | Business
Sophie Gold

What can you leverage in your business right now? How can you re-purpose and re-package your products and services? With some thought you will see that you are potentially sitting on a pot of money that you can tap into right now.

The Lost Profession of Banking

John Fullerton | Posted 11.29.2011 | Business
John Fullerton

The time has come for an intelligent, independently-governed, public infrastructure bank, ideally partnering with real banks that see their public purpose as a profession, focused on productive lending in the real economy.

A System That Appears Broken to the World

Robert Lenzner | Posted 09.17.2011 | Business
Robert Lenzner

The spectacle of getting to a resolution about raising the debt limit is a farce and detrimental to respect for US economic might everywhere around the globe.

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.

How To Balance the Budget in One Easy Step

Raymond Griffith | Posted 06.14.2011 | Business
Raymond Griffith

OK. I am going to start out by admitting that I am not an economist. Like most people, I hadn't heard about derivatives, securities or exotic financia...

Introducing Leverage Records: A Conversation With Stephen Levinson, Rick Rubin, Michael Goldberg and Isaac Heymann

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.13.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

From the teams who brought us Entourage as the labels Def Jam now comes Leverage Records, a division that will focus on developing and releasing projects by new talent as well as music placement in films and television.

Straight Talk With Tyler Durden: The U.S. Is Free-Falling Into Bankruptcy

Chris Martenson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chris Martenson, Ph.D.

"Straight Talk" features thinking from notable minds that the ChrisMartenson.com audience has indicated it wants to learn more about.  ...

What Jamie Dimon Won't Tell You

Baseline Scenario | Anat Admati | Posted 05.14.2012 | Business

This post first ran on BaselineScenario. More than a year ago, we published this piece from the Stanford finance expert Anat Admati in which she pr...

My Talk With Michael Hudson, Part 3

Michael W. Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael W. Hudson

However preordained the financial crisis was, it's remarkable how long its architects kept the game going. They managed to sustain the unsustainable for five years -- roughly from 2002 into late 2006.

Tea Party Republicans Should Tackle Federal Role in Distorting Markets and Causing Bubbles.

David Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Paul

It did not take long for the conflicts to emerge as Republicans struggle to make good on their commitments to reduce federal spending. In the wake of ...

Just Do It--Shaping the New Financial System

José Viñals | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
José Viñals

Fearful financial markets, an uncertain growth outlook, fiscal anxieties, long unemployment lines....no other financial crisis since the Great Depress...

WATCH: Why The World Austerity Is 'A Nonsense'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The term "austerity" has become a popular and concise way of describing the various methods of economic belt-tightening being employed throughout Euro...

Toto, We're Not in Kansas Anymore: Exploring the Post-tornado Contours of the Financial System

Laura Kodres | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Laura Kodres

Just as a tornado in Kansas transplanted Dorothy and, her dog, Toto, from familiar comforts to the unknown land of Oz, the global crisis has led many ...

Four Ways To A Better Financial Reform Bill: David Leonhardt

nytimes.com | DAVID LEONHARDT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

So the Obama administration and Congress were smart to avoid the magic bullet trap: the wishful idea that one sweeping solution, like breaking up the ...

Geithner: Failing Firms Won't Get A Second Chance -- 'We Will Dismember Them'

npr.org | Morning Edition | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The finance-reform bill Congress is likely to pass this summer won't eliminate the risk of failure for financial firms, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithne...

Shahien Nasiripour

Geithner Admits Regulatory Failures, Reiterates Support For Empowering Regulators

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and the Federal Reserve's longest-serving top official reiterated their calls Thursday to rein in the nation's fin...

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Scott Patterson and Janet Tavakoli Debate: Did Quants or Malfeasance (and Leverage) Cause the Financial Crisis?

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

What really caused the financial crisis? High leverage against assets that could only go down in value -- and the subsequent seize-up of funding due to nervousness about malfeasance.

Scaling Back Our Bloated Financial Sector

Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zach Carter

Individual oversized banks are not the only problem Big Finance poses to the economy -- the overall sector is much too large.

Six Key Fights for Wall Street Reform's Next Phase

Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zach Carter

Thursday night's passage of Wall Street reform is an event to be celebrated, but several key issues remain in play as the House and Senate iron out differences between their respective versions of the legislation.

Can you leverage world change?

John Bergquist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
John Bergquist

What would change if those who were the experts in their field took a week out of their time to teach and inspire a handful of people? Seth Godin t...

The Stock Market Spasm

Dr. Philip Neches | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dr. Philip Neches

Since financial deregulation in 1999, we've suffered several episodes of extreme volatility. This will keep happening until there is more transparency and less leverage in the financial system.

Elisabetta Canalis, George Clooney's Girlfriend, Lands TV Role On 'Leverage'

People.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

In America, Elisabetta Canalis is best known as George Clooney's girlfriend. Now, she's about to give audiences in the U.S. a taste of her acting tale...

Michael Lewis: Junior Salesgirlieman

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

It takes courage to tell the real story of this financial crash and recession. This is actually a story of Wall Street's massive, wide-spread, multi-year fraud, including accounting fraud.