Archive for November 17th, 2011

5 Lessons from The European Financial Crisis


Thursday November 17th, 2011   •   Posted by Stephanie Freedman at 5:04pm PDT   •   1 Comment

An extraordinary article published today in Forbes discusses what we can learn from the European financial crisis: 1. Higher taxes lead to higher spending, not lower deficits. Miss Morandotti looks at the evidence from Europe and shows that politicians almost always claim that higher taxes will be used to reduce red ink, but the inevitable result…
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Central Banking as the New Central Planning


Thursday November 17th, 2011   •   Posted by Emily Skarbek at 7:02am PDT   •   0 Comments

Below is an excellent Bloomberg interview with James Rickards, senior managing director of Tangent Capital Partners and author of “Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis.” He talks with James Grant, publisher of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, on recent Federal Reserve monetary policy, the gold standard and the impact of Fed policy…
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