Showing posts with the label Banking

Fed Nixes Narrow Bank - Barokong

A narrow bank would be a great thing. A narrow bank takes deposits, and invests 100% of the money in interest-paying re…

Kotlikoff on the Big Con - Barokong

In preparing some talks on the financial crisis, 10 years later, I ran across a very nice article,The Big Con -- Reasse…

Europe's Banks - Barokong

My visit to Europe resulted in many interesting conversations. There was a stark contrast between the complex regulator…

State of thought on financial regulation - Barokong

I'm at a conference on "Financial cycles and regulation" at the Deutsche Bundesbank. Beyond the individua…

Financial Choice - Barokong

If you're interested in policy rather than politics, the package of legislative proposals coming out of Congress ar…

A world without cash - Barokong

Max Raskin and David Yermack have a nice WSJ OpEd last week, "Preparing for a world without cash." The oped s…

Settlement skulduggery - Barokong

Andy Koenig had a WSJ oped on a subject getting far too little attention. When the government goes after big companies …

EconTalk - Barokong

As in other recent projects (growth essay,testimony) I'm trying to synthesize, and also to find policies and ways t…