Posts filed under “Bailout Nation”

Make Markets Be Markets Conference Videos

Last week, I attended the Make Markets Be Markets conference.

All of the videos from the conference are now posted (here).

I found Elizabeth Warren’s discussion on the proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency to be outstanding; I posted it here.

Category: Bailout Nation, Markets

Not Regulatory Imprudence, Nonfeasance~!

In his column titled An Irish Mirror, Paul Krugman notes “the most striking similarity between Ireland and America was “regulatory imprudence”: the people charged with keeping banks safe didn’t do their jobs.”  (emphasis mine) The phrase “regulatory imprudence” is far to imprecise — and wimpy — to describe what took place. Imprudent, as defined by…Read More

Category: Bailout Nation, Federal Reserve

Geithner, Summers Lead FOMC Vacancy Search

Oh, goody, the status quo duo are leading the search for not one but three FOMC governors. These two are notable not only for their devotion to The Street, but for their acute lack of judgment in most matters financial. They are the reason Obama is quite possibly going to be a one term President….Read More

Category: Bailout Nation, Federal Reserve, Inflation

February’s Most Popular Books on TBP

One of the cool things about Amazon is the ability to track what gets purchased when referred from the site. For privacy reasons, I only know what was purchased, not by who — so whoever bought Ginger Lynn’s The Pleasure Hunt video, your secret is safe). I find it intriguing to see which books were…Read More

Category: Bailout Nation, Retail

Stock Twits Interview

I did this interview with Howard Lindzon months ago — forgot all about it until he sent me the embed code for it just now.

Category: Bailout Nation, Bailouts, Books

Bookonomics (or, why writers barely make min. wage)

One of the questions I get all the time is about the economics of the book: How much did it sell, what was your advance, what did it cost to produce. I was thinking about this as I prepare for April 15th, so I did a quick run down of costs. Here is the skinny:…Read More

Category: Bailout Nation, Bailouts, Financial Press, Media

Markets! Finance! Scandal!

I did an interview with Max Keiser out of Germany last week — they only had to bleep me twice.

Category: Bailout Nation, Bailouts, Video

Wages of Failure: Exec Comp at Bear, Lehman 2000-08

I stumbled across a fascinating pierce of research (via a reader) regarding misaligned pay incentives Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers: “The standard narrative of the meltdown of Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers assumes that the wealth of the top executives of these firms was largely wiped out along with their firms. In the ongoing debate…Read More

Category: Bailout Nation, Bailouts, Corporate Management, Wages & Income

Stopping Counter-Productive Mortgage Mods and Foreclosure Abatements

“The choice we appear to be making is trying to modify our way out of this, which has the effect of lengthening the crisis. We have simply slowed the foreclosure pipeline, with people staying in houses they are ultimately not going to be able to afford anyway.” -Kevin Katari, managing member of Watershed Asset Management,…Read More

Category: Bailout Nation, Bailouts, Credit, Real Estate

Miami Herald: A look back at the best business books of 2009

Bailout Nation made another “Best of” year end list: A look back at the best business books of 2009 I didn’t — couldn’t — read every business book published during the past year, but I was still gob-smacked by the number of books that I did read in 2009, including a few just for fun….Read More

Category: Bailout Nation, Books