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The Odd Couple, President Obama and President Reagan Couldn’t be More Different by Arthur B. Laffer Ph.D.

The Odd Couple, President Obama and President Reagan Couldn’t be More Different by Arthur B. Laffer Ph.D.

August 25, 2011

Dr. Arthur Laffer was an economic advisor to President Reagan and played a key role in developing the economic policies during the Reagan years that took us from “stagflation” to one of the longest running economic booms in history.  Dr. Laffer has given me permission to post his most recent paper on my website.  It compares the Reagan economic policies to the policies being followed today.  Whether or not you share Dr. Laffer’s views, his paper is thought provoking and should be read.

THE ODD COUPLE

President Obama and President Reagan Couldn’t be More Different

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BofA shares hit a 2-year low, Bank disputes criticism that it needs to raise more capital to cover its mortgage losses. Charlotte Observer, August 24, 2011

BofA shares hit a 2-year low, Bank disputes criticism that it needs to raise more capital to cover its mortgage losses. Charlotte Observer, August 24, 2011

August 24, 2011

As Bank of America Corp. shares tested new lows Tuesday, the Charlotte bank fired back at a blogger who suggested the bank needs billions more in capital to account for mortgage losses and other write-downs.

After falling as far as $6.01, the Charlotte bank’s stock closed at $6.30, down 1.8 percent on a day when most stocks climbed. It’s the lowest the stock has been since March 2009.

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Ex-FDIC Head on Banks, Economy with Tracy Kitten, Managing Editor of Bank Info Security News, August 23, 2011

Ex-FDIC Head on Banks, Economy with Tracy Kitten, Managing Editor of Bank Info Security News, August 23, 2011

August 23, 2011

Taking a step back and assessing the condition of the global financial landscape is not hard for William Isaac, former chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

Simply put, Isaac says in an exclusive interview that the “U.S. economy is really struggling,” and could be on the verge of a double-dip recession, if global political leadership does not initiate some significant changes, and fast.

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Big banks are healthier this go-round, but fears persist, on the St Louis Post-Dispatch with David Nicklaus, August 21, 2011

Big banks are healthier this go-round, but fears persist, on the St Louis Post-Dispatch with David Nicklaus, August 21, 2011

August 22, 2011

The scariest thing about the recent stock market selloff has been the way investors are treating the major U.S. banks.

Shares of Bank of America and Citigroup have lost almost a third of their value in the past month, falling twice as much as the broad market averages. Wells Fargo, US Bancorp and PNC Financial Services are all down by roughly 25 percent.

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Former FDIC William Isaac: Second Recession May Already Be Upon Us, NewsMax, August 18,2011

Former FDIC William Isaac: Second Recession May Already Be Upon Us, NewsMax, August 18,2011

August 20, 2011

By: Martin Gould and Kathleen Walter

Both the United States and Europe are probably already in recession – and if they’re not, they soon will be, says former FDIC chairman Bill Isaac.

“It wouldn’t surprise me if we learned that the U.S. is already in one, maybe Europe’s already in one,” he said in an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV. “We know about these things after the fact. We usually don’t know when we go into a recession that we are in one, but this sure feels like a recession.”

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William Isaac, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting, Talks about the economy at Bloomberg Surveillance, August 15,2011

William Isaac, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting, Talks about the economy at Bloomberg Surveillance, August 15,2011

August 20, 2011

SPEAKERS: TOM KEENE, BLOOMBERG SURVEILLANCE HOST

KEN PREWITT, BLOOMBERG SURVEILLANCE CO-HOST

WILLIAM ISAAC, SENIOR MANAGING DIRECTOR, FTI CONSULTING

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TOM KEENE, BLOOMBERG SURVEILLANCE HOST: William Isaac with us of Bryan, Ohio, former chairman of the FDIC. Bill Isaac, good morning.

WILLIAM ISAAC, SENIOR MANAGING DIRECTOR, FTI CONSULTING: It’s good to be with you.

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Get Set for ‘1,500 More Tiny Cuts’ Courtesy of Dodd-Frank

Get Set for ‘1,500 More Tiny Cuts’ Courtesy of Dodd-Frank

August 13, 2011

Barbara Rehm, Editor at Large of the American Banker newspaper, always writes informative columns.  I have received permission to include on my website a free link to her August 11, 2011 column on the status of implementing the Dodd/Frank financial reform legislation with a focus on the so-called “living will” requirements for large financial institutions.  I believe you will find the article interesting.

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Being Like Soros in Buying Farmland Reaps Annual Gains of 16% Bloomberg Markets Magazine Aug 10, 2011

Being Like Soros in Buying Farmland Reaps Annual Gains of 16% Bloomberg Markets Magazine Aug 10, 2011

August 11, 2011

Perry Vieth baled hay on a neighbor’s farm in Wisconsin for two summers during high school in 1972 and 1973. The grueling labor left him with no doubt about getting a college degree so that he’d never have to work as hard again for a paycheck. Thirty-eight years later, and after a career as a securities lawyer and fixed-income trader, Vieth is back on the farm.

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Weak Fiscal and Monetary Policies Kick the Can Into 2013

Weak Fiscal and Monetary Policies Kick the Can Into 2013

August 11, 2011

David Malpass, Chairman of Encima Global, LLC and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, wrote the following analysis of the Fed’s decision announced on August 9, 2011 to maintain extraordinarily low interest rates at least into 2013.  He also provides some insights into the likely outcome of deliberations by the super committee set up to make further reductions in the spending under the deal to raise the debt ceiling.  The article is succinct and worth reading.

Weak Fiscal and Monetary Policies Kick the Can Into 2013
By David Malpass

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