Tags: banks

Don't Just Target the Big Banks: Why all Banks Need Higher Capital

November 8th, 2014
in Op Ed

Banks borrow short and lend long. So if all of a bank’s depositors suddenly want their money, the bank would be unable to pay them. A bank may have made great loans but it can only unwind these loans slowly over time. more »

Why Do Sovereigns Borrow Bank Money?

September 6th, 2014
in Op Ed

Why do so many people-including the authors of most economics textbooks-believe the U.S. banking system creates the U.S. dollars we earn and spend and pay our taxes with? It's because the U.S. banking system does, in fact, "issue" the great majority of the dollars we use-by making more »

Fed to the Sharks

April 14th, 2014
in Op Ed

We're being Fed to the sharks, every day, one morsel at a time. What a way to go....What can we say about the Federal Reserve's policies that hasn't been said a million times? How about simplifying the two primary purposes of Fed policies? I will cover one today and the second one tomorrow. more »

Citi Fails Fed Stress Test: The REAL Story

March 30th, 2014
in Op Ed

Bloomberg reports that Citigroup has failed the Fed's new round of stress tests:Citigroup Inc.'s capital plan was among five that failed Federal Reserve stress tests, while Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Bank of America Corp. passed only after reducing their requests for buybacks and dividends. more »

Bail-In Now Official EU Policy

July 8th, 2013
in Op Ed

Think Your Money is Safe in an Insured Bank Account? Think Again.by Ellen Brown, Web of Debt A trend to shift responsibility for bank losses onto blameless depositors lets banks gamble away your money. When Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselblo… more »

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