Posts Tagged ‘FCIC’

  • Crisis Autopsy

    Apr 9, 10 • 167 Views • Economic History, Financial Markets, RegulationNo Comments

    In an October NY Times op-ed, Calvin Trillin describes a (hypothetical) conversation in a midtown bar about the financial crisis. “The financial system nearly collapsed because smart guys had started working on Wall Street.” By contrast,

  • The FCIC Sounds Good

    Jan 29, 10 • 168 Views • Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Reading Dr. Ed’s Morning Briefing (a great newsletter from Ed Yardeni–the 1/13 briefing), I was encouraged to hear about a member of the new Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (The new FCIC website is at www.fcic.gov). One of eight commissioners