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EU Showdown: Greece Takes on the Vampire Squid

January 9th, 2015
in Op Ed

Greece and the troika (the International Monetary Fund, the EU, and the European Central Bank) are in a dangerous game of chicken. The Greeks have been threatened with a "Cyprus-Style prolonged bank holiday" if they "vote wrong." But they have been bullied for too long and are more »

Russian Roulette: Taxpayers Could Be on the Hook for Trillions in Oil Derivatives

December 28th, 2014
in Op Ed

The sudden dramatic collapse in the price of oil appears to be an act of geopolitical warfare against Russia. The result could be trillions of dollars in oil derivative losses; and the FDIC could be liable, following repeal of key portions of the Dodd-Frank Act last weekend. more »

Bail-In and the Financial Stability Board: The Global Bankers’ Coup

December 23rd, 2014
in Op Ed

On December 11, 2014, the US House passed a bill repealing the Dodd-Frank requirement that risky derivatives be pushed into big-bank subsidiaries, leaving our deposits and pensions exposed to massive derivatives losses. The bill was vigorously challenged by Senator Elizabeth Warren; but more »

WSJ Reports: Bank of North Dakota Outperforms Wall Street

December 11th, 2014
in Op Ed

While 49 state treasuries were submerged in red ink after the 2008 financial crash, one state's bank outperformed all others and actually launched an economy-shifting new industry. So reports the Wall Street Journal this week, discussing the Bank of North Dakota (BND) and its more »

Building an Ark: How to Protect Public Revenues from the Next Meltdown

October 14th, 2014
in Op Ed

Concerns are growing that we are heading for another banking crisis, one that could be far worse than in 2008. But this time, there will be no government bailouts. Instead, per the Dodd-Frank Act, bankrupt banks will be confiscating (or "bailing in") their customers' deposits. more »




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