Posts filed under “Video”

Byron Dorgan on the 1999 Financial Modernization Act

In 1999 Congress passed the Financial Modernization Act, which allowed banks, insurance companies and investment houses to merge. Many experts point to it as one of the causes of our current financial crisis. At the time, Byron Dorgan was one of the few senators to speak out strongly against the legislation. Looking back, his predictions in 1999 seem prophetic and, looking forward, his views raise more questions about the $700 billion bailout plan.

Video after the jump

 

Source:
Byron Dorgan’s Crystal Ball
Lagan Sebert
American News Project, Oct 01, 2008
http://americannewsproject.com/node/135

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Category: Bailouts, Video

Princeton: Crisis on Wall Street Panel Discussion

I saw this over the weekend, and thought it was pretty good.

Princeton economists review recent events on Wall Street and assess the implications for the economy and public policy.

Panelists:

- Hyun Shin, Professor of Economics and associate chair of the Department of Economics;
- Markus Brunnermeier, Professor of Economics;
- Harrison Hong, Professor in Finance;
- Paul Krugman, professor of economics and international affairs;
- Alan Blinder, Professor of Economics and Public Affairs and co‐director of the Center for Economic Policy Studies.

Category: Credit, Derivatives, Video

Stiglitz on Worst Case Scenario

Economist Joseph Stiglitz says everyone would be hurt if nothing is done

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"Worst Case Scenario"
      

Originally broadcast: 60 Minutes – Sun Sep 28,  7:00 PM ET      

Category: Bailouts, Credit, Derivatives, Economy, Video

Bacevich: The Limits of Power

Is an imperial presidency destroying what America stands for?

Bill
Moyers sits down with history and international relations expert and
former US Army Colonel Andrew J. Bacevich who identifies three major
problems facing our democracy: the crises of economy, government and
militarism, and calls for a redefinition of the American way of life.

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Part I

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Part II

 

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Category: Economy, Politics, Video

Ron Paul on the Bailout

Ron Paul schools the rest of the House on the Bailout bill

September 29, 2008 C-SPAN 

via CSpan Junkie

Category: Bailouts, Video

James Grant in FT

Good interview in FT:

Part I

Part II

Part III

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Category: Bailouts, Video

Forbes.com: $700 Billion Is Just A Start

I did this non Tuesday: $700 Billion Is Just A Start:  Economist Barry Ritholtz sees the Treasury bailout cost
doubling and says the plan is rushed.

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(I call this my "face made for radio" period)

Category: Bailouts, Video

Picking Apart the Plan

If you missed my boy Chris Whalen of Institutional Risk Analytics on SquawkBox, you missed some seriously straight talk:

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Analysis
on the $700B bailout, with Chris Whalen, Institutional Risk Analytics and CNBC’s
Steve Liesman

See also: Chris Whalen of the The Institutional Risk Analyst:
http://us1.institutionalriskanalytics.com/pub/IRAstory.asp?tag=311

Good stuff . . .

Category: Bailouts, Credit, Taxes and Policy, Video

Shiller on the Bailout

Professor and "Irrational Exuberance" author nevertheless says he’s a fan of Henry Paulson, just not of his proposal:

Category: Bailouts, Credit, Video

WSJ: Bailout Discussion

Here’s the video I did for the WSJ on Tuesday — it was the #2 video on the WSJ.com site yesterday:

“Barry Ritholtz, the writer behind the popular economics blog “The Big Picture,” discusses his soon-to-be-published book, “Bailout Nation.” He tells WSJ’s Christina Jeng the government might be too quick to come to the rescue and it might not even benefit the economy. (Sept. 23)

Category: Bailout Nation, Bailouts, Books, Video