Question: I’m amazed that we have not seen an historical listing of the series of federal bills from Reagan’s administration, as well as Clinton’s and Bush II, that would identify a series of “deregulating” events that contributed to the current … Continue reading
Testifying before lawmakers Thursday, Ben Bernanke reiterated a call for the Fed to be given supervisory powers over institutions that pose a systemic risk to the financial system, and proposed that a council of regulators help monitor risk. Continue reading
Paul Solman: When in Pittsburgh last week for the G-20 meetings, we interviewed Columbia University economist Jeffrey Sachs, 23 years after our first interview with him. In all these years, Sachs has been a champion of both the verities of … Continue reading
In an interview with Paul Solman from the G-20 meeting in Pittsburgh, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva clarifies his infamous remarks on ‘blue-eyed’ bankers and weighs in on where emerging markets like Brazil fit in the global economy. Read the full version of their conversation here. Continue reading
Paul Solman interviews Brazil’s President Luiz Inacio Lula de Silva at the G-20 about the role of developing nations in the global economy, the state of Latin American politics and controversial comments the Brazilian leader recently made about the role of “blue-eyed bankers” in the financial meltdown. Continue reading
Editor’s note: Paul recently sat down with economist and Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz to talk about the financial reform agenda at the G-20 meetings that begin tomorrow in Pittsburgh. Beyond offering thoughts on just what the G-20 countries can and … Continue reading
Editor’s note: Paul also recently sat down with Harvey Miller, lawyer for Lehman Brothers during its descent into bankruptcy, for an insider’s look at what it was like meeting with government regulators as Lehman faced collapsed.
Editor’s note: Paul recently sat down with Robert Glauber, former Treasury undersecretary under George H.W. Bush and the leader of the taskforce under Reagan charged with reporting on the 1987 stock market crash, to discuss what Glauber would have done … Continue reading