Archive for February, 2010

Regulating the Financial Industry

Regulating the Financial Industry
Wednesday’s Washington Post featured a column by Steven Pearlstein that sums up the ongoing debate over the regulation of the financial industry, or at least it attempts to do so. As we all know, the collapse of the financial industry played a major role in what has now become a worldwide recession....
February 26th, 2010 | Blogs, Commentary | Read More

Put Housing GSEs in the Budget and then Privatize

Put Housing GSEs in the Budget and then Privatize
“The two large housing government-sponsored enterprises, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, have been in government receivership since September 2008. The U.S. Treasury has given the housing GSEs $112 billion in cash infusions, and this past Christmas Eve it quietly announced it would cover all of Fannie...
February 25th, 2010 | Blogs, Future of Money | Read More

“Four Biggest Greek Banks Downgraded”

“Four Biggest Greek Banks Downgraded”
“Fitch Ratings, citing concerns about Greek banks’ funding costs and profitability, downgraded the country’s four major banks to triple-B, or two notches above “junk” status. Fitch characterized its outlook for Greek banks as ‘negative’… The cost of funding...
February 24th, 2010 | Popular Articles, State of Money | Read More

“Greenspan’s Monetary Policy in Retrospect”

“Greenspan’s Monetary Policy in Retrospect”
“Critics charge Greenspan with having carried on an excessively expansionary monetary policy, particularly following the recession of 2001. They note how low interest rates were from 2002 through 2004 and argue that those low rates paved the way for everything from high prices at the pump to high...
February 23rd, 2010 | History of Money, Popular Articles | Read More

Sound Money Essay Winners!

Sound Money Essay Winners!
The Atlas Sound Money Project is proud to announce the winners of its 2010 Atlas Sound Money Essay Contest. We are grateful for the carefully crafted, well-reasoned essays that we received from undergraduate and graduate students and young scholars from the think tank and policy communities.   It has...
February 22nd, 2010 | Events, Programs | Read More