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March 30, 2009

The Quiet Coup

The Atlantic | If the United States were a developing nation, what would the International Monetary Fund say about our financial condition? The always provocative economist Simon Johnson gives his take--and concludes that the nation's top financial companies are being given too easy a ride.

Blaming Greenspan

WSJ | The Wall Street Journal has assembled a vigorous debate on how much culpability the Federal Reserve--with its low interest rate policies from 2001 to 2004, has for the housing bubble.

The Risks with Bailouts

Cato | How much do government bailouts to rescue the financial world create new risks of their own? A libertarian offers his view.

What's Next for the Fed

Fed Watch | A look at the risks the Fed faces to its own independence from the extraordinary actions he has taken to address the credit crisis.

By Sara Goo  |  March 29, 2009; 9:42 PM ET
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