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BP bankruptcy could spark new derivatives crash, “bigger than Lehman”

July 11, 2010
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BP bankruptcy could spark new derivatives crash, “bigger than Lehman”

Gordon T. Long of Market Oracle is warning of a new credit crisis if BP files for bankruptcy which could be greater than that caused by the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008. This is because of BP’s activities as a provider of credit, and their involvement in the global over-the-counter derivatives market. Since...

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Invisible Hand Episode 16: Interview with Michael Shanklin

July 11, 2010
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Invisible Hand Episode 16: Interview with Michael Shanklin

Download Podcast This episode of The Invisible Hand features my recent interview with Michael Shanklin. Mr. Shanklin is an activist for Libertarianism and Austrian Economics who has a weekly podcast at BlogTalkRadio, and frequently writes for several websites, including PeaceFreedomProsperity.com and shanklinmike.blogspot.com. Also, here are some of the news stories included in this edition...

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Citigroup ex-boss ‘deeply sorry’ for role in crisis

April 8, 2010
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Citigroup ex-boss ‘deeply sorry’ for role in crisis - Yahoo! News.

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“Who Stole My Cheese”: The Lecture

August 10, 2009
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“Who Stole My Cheese”: The Lecture

I had the honor of being invited to give a talk last week at one of the schools I used to attend: Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus. I talked about economics, the Federal Reserve, and the IMF. Coincidentally, PCC is where I took my first economics course and started writing for the school paper...

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BIS wants global control of “prescription only” derivatives market

June 30, 2009
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“It’s OK to sell derivatives, just so long as we control who profits.” So says the Bank for International Settlements, the “central bank for central banks”: From Reuters: BASEL (Reuters) - Financial products should be treated like medicines and sold to consumers only when they are certified safe to prevent a repeat of last...

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