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2008 financial crisis

The Threat to Democracy

October 14, 2018 // El Pais - Spain - Spanish

It may sound apocalyptic, but the problem of this apparent crisis of mature democracies is that we do not fully understand the risks we are facing.

Practicality versus Justification

September 20, 2018 // Segye Times - S. Korea - Korean

I saw the following analogy while reading the memoirs of Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the Federal Reserve who played a huge role in helping the nation overcome the Great Recession 10 years ago. There was a fire in a house in a town where the majority of houses were in close proximity to one another. Most people [Read more]

10 Years On

August 24, 2017 // La Vanguardia - Spain - Spanish

A decade after the financial crisis began, the big central banks are still propping up the economy with their millions of injections of money into the financial system.

Where Was Trump 10 Years Ago?

June 21, 2017 // L'Echo - Belgium - French

The White House is obviously only acting according to the will of the banking lobby, without really taking into account the wider public interest.

How the United States Won the Battle of the Banks

January 16, 2017 // Les Échos - France - French

<i>ANALYSIS - America was in crisis at the beginning of 2008. Eight years later, its banks dominate finance like never before. Europe is not yet aware of the sovereignty issues that this represents.</i> It was only eight years ago, yet it now seems like an eternity. Lehman Brothers was weathering the most resounding [Read more]

The Dollar: A Welcome Return to Orthodoxy

December 29, 2015 // Le Monde - France - French

Free money is finished, at least in the United States. And good riddance. The U.S. Federal Reserve decided as of Wednesday, Dec. 16 to raise interest rates by a quarter of a point. From now on, American banks will be lending at a rate between 0.25 and 0.5 percent. This increase will be followed by other progressive [Read more]
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