August 26, 2009

What we need are central bankers that knowing the risks and problems dare to do their best.

Sir Stephen Roach in “The case against Ben Bernanke” August 26 sums up with “The world needs central bankers who avoid problems, not those who specialize in post crisis damage control” He is absolutely right with the second part, but neither does the world need central bankers who avoid problems, it needs those that knowing the problems try do the best out of it.

We have had enough, for a very long time, with those problem and risk avoiders that got together in the Basel Committee. Look where the banks ended up egged on by their minimum capital requirements based on risk and the lousy supreme risk-sentries that they anointed.