Posts filed under “Legal”

The Big Short Trailer 2

When four outsiders saw what the big banks, media and government refused to, the global collapse of the economy, they had an idea: The Big Short. Their bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of modern banking where they must question everyone and everything. Based on the true story and best-selling book by Michael Lewis (The Blind Side, Moneyball), and directed by Adam Mckay (Anchorman, Step Brothers) The Big Short stars Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt.





Category: Film, Legal, Short Selling

Cohan: “We Should Have Let Bear Stearns Go”

Source: Bloomberg

Category: Bailouts, Legal, Video

Beware the Fine Print

Source: In Arbitration, a ‘Privatization of the Justice System’

Category: Legal, Really, really bad calls, Video

FDIC: Payday Lending in America

Category: Credit, Legal, Think Tank

Payday Loans and Deposit Advance Products

Category: Credit, Legal, Think Tank

The Steep Path to Freer Trade

Source: WSJ

Category: Digital Media, Economy, Legal, Politics

The Trouble With Monopolies

Source: Business Insider     I missed the Democratic debate Tuesday evening, occupied as I was with listening to classic rock from the 1970s. What would have interested me in that debate was the discussion of the proper role of regulation in modern capitalism. The U.S. doesn’t seem to engage in the topic like one might…Read More

Category: Legal, Politics, Really, really bad calls, Regulation

It isn’t a Lehman Moment if . . .

Awesome column by my BV colleague Mark Gilbert, observing that true ‘Lehman Moments’ must clear certain hurdles — and most that are beinfg termed that simply don’t.   It isn’t a Lehman Moment . . . • If people are calling it one. • Unless somewhere in Germany there is a Landesbank up to its neck…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Corporate Management, Legal, Really, really bad calls

A Corrupt Arbitration Process That Hurts Investors

Today’s column is a going to be a bit technical, but stick with it. It’s about litigation and gaming the system. No, we’re not discussing Volkswagen’s diesel deception. Instead, we are going to look at the way some organizations seek advantages when it comes to adjudicating disputes. In the world of investing, this comes up…Read More

Category: Investing, Legal, Really, really bad calls

DOJ Admits: “We Got it Wrong”

Now the DOJ Admits They Got it Wrong William K. Black September 10, 2015       By issuing its new memorandum the Justice Department is tacitly admitting that its experiment in refusing to prosecute the senior bankers that led the fraud epidemics that caused our economic crisis failed. The result was the death of…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Legal, Really, really bad calls, Think Tank