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How FCIC Spurned Its One Chance at Greatness

March 29th, 2015
in Op Ed

This is the third column in what I intended to be my three-part series about Citi's most famous whistleblower, Richard M. Bowen, III. In this column I discuss Bowen and Citi's senior (but not controlling) officers' presentations before the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC). more »

The Correct Value of the Right Debt Ratio is Zero

March 19th, 2015
in Op Ed

The public debt-to-GDP ratio is, perhaps, the most important measure used in discussions of the relative fiscal sustainability of nations. Nations with high levels of debt-to-GDP are viewed as having more serious fiscal problems than nations with lower levels. Nations having increasing more »

The "Debt Crisis" According to Bruce Bartlett: Fiat Sovereignty

March 14th, 2015
in Op Ed

Today, I'd like to offer the first of three commentary posts on Bruce Bartlett's recent testimony before the Senate Budget Committee. Bruce Bartlett is a long-time veteran of the fiscal policy wars. He initially became known as a supply-side free market economist working for more »

The "Debt Crisis" According to Bruce Bartlett: Capital Investment, "Debt Burden", Fiat Currency, and Debt Limit

March 14th, 2015
in Op Ed

This is the second in a blog series of commentaries on Bruce Bartlett's recent statement to the Senate Budget Committee. The first post in the series discussed a number of his comments on aspects of the "debt crisis," a crisis he and I both believe doesn't exist. I discussed a number more »

The "Debt Crisis" According to Bruce Bartlett: Household Analogy, Inflation, Savings, and Taxes

March 14th, 2015
in Op Ed

In the first two parts of this series of commentaries on Bruce Bartlett's testimony to the Senate Budget Committee, I've reviewed the first 8 paragraphs in his statement. These points debunked various concerns of those who think the United States has a serious "debt crisis" it must handle before it takes on trivial problems such as its unprecedentedly high level of wealth inequality, lack of true full employment at a living wage, more »




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