January 15, 2017
January 13, 2017
January 12, 2017
Regulators should not focus on those risks (weather prognosis) bankers already consider, but on the uncertainties
January 11, 2017
Risk weighted capital requirements for banks caused the animal spirits of hyenas to substitute for those of lions.
January 07, 2017
Our “free market capitalism” is just the frosting on a statist cake baked by bank regulators in 1988.
January 06, 2017
C-suite experience can be just as irrelevant to real Main Street animal spirit as government bureaucracy experience.
January 05, 2017
Risk weighted capital requirements for banks, is a false solution that is destroying the western world
Fifth, not understanding that, as regulators, they could be introducing serious systemic risks.
The real winners of President Trump’s animosity towards cars built in Mexico could be robot manufacturers.
January 04, 2017
Draghi, the more confidence we have in risk weighted capital requirements for banks, the dumber and more fooled we are
January 03, 2017
Our younger generations have much more valid reasons than savers and bankers to profoundly resent bank regulators
January 01, 2017
The Basel Committee’s risk weighted capital requirements for banks, put the 2007/2008 “Minsky Moment” on steroids.
It is only the bankers’ responsibility to clear for risks. The regulators should only prepare banks for uncertainty.
December 31, 2016
The dangers posed by hackers are much too dangerous and merit much more serious responses than expelling diplomats
December 29, 2016
Record labels and Social Media, negotiate copyright issues among you, but please don’t endanger our heartfelt covers
December 28, 2016
December 26, 2016
December 24, 2016
Regulators placed delicious cookies on the table and only banks are being punished for falling for the temptation
December 23, 2016
Martin Wolf, concerned about our young’s future, praises risk-taking culture. Is this change of mind permanent?
December 21, 2016
Martin Wolf, what do we call those who exploit elites’ intellectual laziness? Aren’t they also demagogues?
December 20, 2016
December 19, 2016
Why has the Financial Times, and other, kept silence for so long about some obvious mistakes in bank regulations?
December 17, 2016
Animal spirits yes, but of lions, hyenas or pussycats? Do we have irrational exuberance, or rational fright?
December 15, 2016
FT establishment, accept that getting rid of a bank regulation that decrees inequality would also help the worst off
But with respect to that FT also decided to ignore my soon 2.500 letters sent over the last decade on the subject of “subprime banking regulations”. One of these days, when all truth about the risk weighing really unravels; FT will need to be frank on its reasons for silencing a voice of criticism.
December 14, 2016
Because of distortive bank regulations, current tax cuts will deliver much less growth than what could be expected.
December 13, 2016
When in a peace process you cannot award both sides a Nobel Prize, you should know you should refrain entirely
Besides even if one could argue that had he proposal won the referendum, Santos would have been worthy of the prize... now, going "fast-track", over the peoples heads, clearly puts the whole process in a much less favorable light.
To who should productivity of robots belong? Why not tax it and share it out with a Universal Basic Income scheme?
December 10, 2016
If government monopoly profiteers de-cash society, in order to impose negative interests, is that not also a crime?
When are regulators grilling Citi to be grilled on their own responsibilities for causing the 2007-08 crisis?
President Trump. Bankers have already way too much representation. Give the much-needed “risky” borrowers more voice
Sir, I refer to Sam Fleming’s and Alistair Gray’s “Bank’s president is latest alumnus to be tapped for a senior White House job” December 10.
Current bank regulations overtly favor banks earning much higher expected risk adjusted returns on equity when lending to something perceived as safe, than when lending to something perceived as risky, like to SMEs and entrepreneurs.
That of course delights bankers but the other side of the coin, is that the real economy is not getting its credit needs efficiently satisfied.
Therefore Trump would do a lot better assuring the perspective of “borrowers” is more represented in his government, than the clearly overrepresented perspective of bank lenders.
PS. I would love for Trump to convene the regulators and ask them a set of questions that they refuse to answer to someone as powerless as me… that is unless perhaps I threaten them with going on a hunger-strike.