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Archive: Dec 2009

  1. It’s Not Too Late For Congress To Fix The Derivatives Market

    The finan­cial reform leg­is­la­tion that passed the House last week doesn’t fix the deriv­a­tives mar­ket but there is still time to make it right. The Sen­ate hasn’t passed its ver­sion of the bill and all Sen­a­tors need to do is include a pro­vi­sion stop­ping the Fed­eral gov­ern­ment from pre­vent­ing enforce­ment of state and local crim­i­nal […] [read full story]

    Posted in: BANKS, Credit Crisis, Credit Default Swaps, economy, Finance, Politics, Public Policy, REGULATION, Regulatory Reform
  2. Why The Government Jobs Policy Isn’t Working

    The U.S. econ­omy is going to be sick until job growth returns and unem­ploy­ment is sig­nif­i­cantly reduced. Pres­i­dent Obama’s eco­nomic team doesn’t seem to know how to stim­u­late jobs growth and what they have tried so far isn’t work­ing very well. While Obama’s pol­icy seems to have stopped jobs from dis­ap­pear­ing, that is very dif­fer­ent […] [read full story]

    Posted in: BANKS, Credit Crisis, economy, Finance, Politics, Public Policy, Small Business Lending