The politics and economics of Austerity
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Exit from comment view mode. Click to hide this space Comments View/Create comment on this paragraph WASHINGTON, DC – Santa Claus came early this year for four former executives of Washington Mutual (WaMu), a large US bank that failed in fall 2008. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) had brought a lawsuit against the four, actions that included taking huge financial risks while “knowing that the real estate market was in a ‘bubble.’” The FDIC sought to recover $900 million, but the executives have just settled for $64 million, almost all of which will be paid by their insurers; their out-of-pockets costs are estimated at just $400,000. Comments View/Create comment on this paragraph To be sure, the executives lost their jobs and now must drop claims for additional compensation.
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Exit from comment view mode. Click to hide this space Comments View/Create comment on this paragraph BERKELEY – Fiscal profligacy did not cause the sovereign-debt crisis engulfing Europe, and fiscal austerity will not solve it. On the contrary, such austerity has aggravated the crisis and now threatens to bring down the euro and throw the global economy into another tailspin.
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By Daniel Alpert, the founding Managing Partner of Westwood Capital. Cross posted from EconoMonitor While we may be hours away from a partial (and certainly a stopgap) agreement in the talks among the Greek government, the troika and private sector creditors, it is doubtful that a deal will emerge in a fully constructed fashion that will survive its application in the real economy. It is likely that the only common view amongst participants in the various talks is a desire to try to avoid a disorderly default. Beyond that there is a severe disconnect fostered by parallel realities that seem unable to intersect. Accordingly, a deal that can hold up both in the streets of Greece and in the markets is both illusive and unlikely.
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Launch Lecture of the UNCTAD Trade and Development Report 2011 Date: Monday 5 September 2011 Time: 6.30-8pm Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House Speakers: Dr Heiner Flassbeck, Dr Supachai Panitchpakdi Chair: Professor Robert Wade Post-crisis policy challenges in the world economy will be the focus of UNCTAD´s Trade and Development Report 2011. The Report will address the question of what lessons have policymakers drawn from the crisis for reforming the international monetary and financial system and the design of macroeconomic policies. The rethinking of policies and the reshaping of the international monetary and financial system remain urgent tasks. The Report will make concrete proposals on how, and in which priority areas, to advance in strengthening regulation of the financial sector and commodity markets, reform of the international monetary system, and the reorientation of fiscal policy.