Paul Volcker, who died Sunday at 92, conquered inflation. American democracy is still paying the price.
He led the country's central banking system in the late 1970s and 1980s.
It was fun while it lasted.
Offering empanadas -- and asking for a bailout.
History will be made today when the four living Chairs of the Federal Reserve - Janet Yellen, Ben Bernanke, Alan Greenspan, and Paul Volcker - will appear on stage together for the first time in conversation at International House in New York.
Trump has offered more details about his preferred monetary policies than most actual presidential candidates.
Even though 49 states mandate a balanced budget, either constitutionally or statutorily, there is no uniform definition of a balanced budget, and accounting trickery has allowed states to avoid paying for their future obligations.
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On Wednesday, Pelosi actively worked the floor pressuring her members to vote against the Volcker Rule delay, with impressive
Now, America has long been an exceptionally redemptive society. Even if you screw up really badly, if you are willing to reflect long and hard, learn from your mistakes, and demonstrate a commitment to a larger purpose than your own ego, you can emerge on the other side and begin anew.
Renting a house, snagging a ride on your smartphone, and de-leveraging your balance sheets would truly be a new American way, with tremendous implications for policymakers including the Fed if a geopolitical or natural disaster hit and it was stuck at an already low interest rate.
Eighty-three percent of the $3.1 trillion currency and bank reserves that the Fed pumped into the economy since August 2008
Of course, the losers for the lack of forward-looking ideas are the American people. They put their confidence in government to solve problems at reasonable costs and help improve the quality of their lives. But neither is occurring.
The Volcker rule, which was required by the 2010 Dodd-Frank law, prohibits banks from making speculative bets with their
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. bank regulators said on Friday they would consider exempting certain complex securities from
The so-called Volcker Rule for policing (ha!) banking practices, approved by a huddle of federal regulating agency chiefs last week, is the latest joke that America has played on itself in what is becoming the greatest national self-punking exercise in world history.
Big Wall Street banks face an uneasy future after U.S. regulators on Tuesday finalized the Volcker Rule, a measure that attempts to curtail big bets on certain financial instruments.