The Great Debate©: Is the Fed Destroying the Dollar?

Written by John Lounsbury There are two diametrically opposed camps on this question. This Great Debate© presents arguments from each side. First, Daniel R. Amerman, CFA, MBA will explain why he thinks inflation is the tool of choice (although he does argue at one point that the Fed has “effectively no choice“) and what the …

Great Debate©: Which Presidential Ticket Deserves to Lose?

Introduction Written by John Lounsbury The following two essays are written from the point of view of which presidential ticket is more deserving to win, based on the facts of what they have done, what they have failed to do and what they promise to do over the next four years.  Guest author Bob Deitrick …

The Great Debate©: Are There Really Any Choices for the Euro?

by Elliott Morss Editor’s introduction:  The two sides of this debate are joined by Anders Åslund and Elliott Morss.   Åslund has published a paper at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in which he thoroughly documents why he thinks there are two possible choices for the eurozone.  The editor will briefly summarize Åslund’s paper and …

The Great Debate©: Is More Financial Regulation Needed?

The debate is started by a Wall Street Journal column written by Wendy Long, Republican/Conservative Candidate for the U.S. Senate from New York.  The reply is by William K. Black, a frequent contributor to Global Economic Intersection. A Smarter Approach to New York’s Banks by Wendy Long Since the financial crisis began in 2008, four …