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It comes as no surprise to find that Alan Greenspan is wrong. But with respect to his latest column, an attempted defense of laissez-faire regulatory policies and lower bank capital standards, it’s worth... Read More
After playing a key role in creating the greatest economic disaster in three generations, you might have expected Alan Greenspan to lie low. But no, he’s out there issuing opinions, which for some reason still get... Read More
Alan Greenspan's article "Regulators must risk more to push growth" (July 27) involves false characterisations and inappropriate analogies. Therefore, it is misleading about capital requirements and their costs... Read More
The pillars of the European economy are still under pressure. The public finances of many countries have been ruined by the crisis, while the public financial system is still unrepaired. The Financial Times http://www.ft.... Read More
  Michael Masters of Better Markets explains why the CFTC needs to take action against commodity speculators. Watch video here
BETTER MARKETS CALLS FOR TOUGH RULES TO CURB EXCESS SPECULATION Better Markets, a watchdog group promoting the public interest in the capital and commodity markets, has urged federal regulators to curb commodities... Read More
BETTER MARKETS CALLS FOR TOUGH RULES TO CURB EXCESS SPECULATION Better Markets, a watchdog group promoting the public interest in the capital and commodity markets, has urged federal regulators to curb commodities... Read More
The Senate Agriculture Committee on Tuesday approved President Obama’s pick for the newest member of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, an increasingly powerful agency at the center of the financial regulatory... Read More
FT (Sub.) http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/d304f938-bc48-11e0-80e0-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1TnXbnXrP Key words: Final day  
Wall Street Journal (sub.) http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111903520204576481993587686186.html?KEYWORDS=factories Keywords: cost of the crisis, economy, manufacturing, expansion, contraction, employment, graph,... Read More
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission asked an appeals court on Wednesday to dismiss a challenge filed by two top industry groups to the agency's rules aimed at preventing excessive speculation in markets such as... Read More
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has rejected a request by two trade groups to delay its implementation of position limits aimed at curtailing bets in the commodities markets, according to two people familiar with... Read More
"Leading a new federal agency intended to help prevent another financial crisis may seem like a dream job for most economic gurus, but the government made a nomination only last month after a painfully slow search... Read More

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