Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity

Ezra Klein Archive: Financial Crisis

FCIC final report: 'Financial crisis was avoidable'

The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission has released its final report, which looks to "determine what happened and how it happened so that we could understand why it happened." The full document -- including the dissents from four of the Republicans...

By Ezra Klein  | January 27, 2011; 10:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Categories:  Financial Crisis  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Who is the financial sector ripping off?

Over the last couple of weeks, I've been e-mailing smart economists and finance types with the same question: Is finance a rip-off? And if it isn't, what explains the sector's incredibly high-profit margins? After all, in a normal market, high...

By Ezra Klein  | January 10, 2011; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  Financial Crisis  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Overspent?

This post from Alison Schrager is beautiful in that its opening paragraph is so absolutely and perfectly wrong.

By Karl Smith  | November 4, 2010; 3:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  Economics, Economy, Federal Reserve, Financial Crisis  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Rattner: 'GM and Chrysler deserved to go bankrupt'

America's auto industry seems healthy today. Sales are up, and so are profits. GM is readying an IPO. "An apology is due to Barack Obama," wrote the Economist, which opposed the government's intervention into the automobile market. "His takeover...

By Ezra Klein  | October 13, 2010; 3:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  Financial Crisis, Interviews  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Blinder: Bank profits 'collateral damage in a war to save the economy'

Alan Blinder is co-director of Princeton's Center for Economic Policy Studies and formerly served as vice chairman of the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors. We spoke on Wednesday about the paper (pdf) he co-authored with Mark Zandi attempting to comprehensively...

By Ezra Klein  | July 29, 2010; 11:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Economic Policy, Financial Crisis, Interviews  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

The economic, political, and financial problems behind the financial crisis

I didn't want to run over my article on the five places to watch for the next financial crisis with secondary commentary, as then, none of you would've read the underlying piece. But now that it's been up for a...

By Ezra Klein  | July 16, 2010; 2:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Articles, Financial Crisis, Financial Regulation  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Older Entries in This Category »

The unemployment crisis by education, Washington Post Editors , June 1, 2010
Who is Europe really bailing out?, Ezra Klein , May 10, 2010
Why did the Dow just lose 1,000 points?, Ezra Klein , May 6, 2010
Too much tail risk, Ezra Klein , May 5, 2010
In which I ruin my bright electoral future, Ezra Klein , April 27, 2010
Wall Street groveling, Ezra Klein , April 19, 2010
Wall Street recovery going swimmingly, Ezra Klein , April 14, 2010
The complexity problem, Ezra Klein , April 8, 2010
Greenspan: It wasn't me., Ezra Klein , April 8, 2010
Too big to fail historically, Washington Post editor , April 5, 2010
Too big to fail in two dimensions, Washington Post editor , April 5, 2010
'Garbage, in one word', Ezra Klein , March 25, 2010
Financial funeral plans, Ezra Klein , March 16, 2010
Holding the ratings agencies accountable, Ezra Klein , February 16, 2010
Should the government be running AIG today?, Ezra Klein , February 9, 2010
How too-big-to-fail looked from the inside, Ezra Klein , January 13, 2010
Blame people for the financial crisis, Ezra Klein , January 11, 2010
Nicking the watch off the hand that fed you, Ezra Klein , January 5, 2010
Yes, bankers made money despite the crash, Ezra Klein , December 10, 2009
Will AIG have its revenge?, Ezra Klein , December 4, 2009
Is Dubai World too big to fail? , Ezra Klein , November 30, 2009
What the Treasury can learn from Dubai, Ezra Klein , November 30, 2009
The government hearts debt, Ezra Klein , November 18, 2009
Cutting bankers' pay, Ezra Klein , October 22, 2009
Wall Street Loves Money, Ezra Klein , October 14, 2009
PPIP Lives! At Least a Little Bit!, Ezra Klein , September 21, 2009
The Bush Presidency in One Line, Ezra Klein , September 15, 2009
'A Peculiar Moral Code', Ezra Klein , September 3, 2009
Trust Matters, and Misleads, Ezra Klein , August 31, 2009
Long Slog or Snapback?, Ezra Klein , August 17, 2009
The Gender Politics of the Financial Crisis, Ezra Klein , August 6, 2009
The Next AIG Problem, Ezra Klein , July 31, 2009
Help for the (One-Time) Homeowners, Ezra Klein , July 17, 2009
Department of Faint Praise, Ezra Klein , July 15, 2009
Deficits Saved the World. But How?, Ezra Klein , July 15, 2009
Stopping Earthquakes, Ezra Klein , July 14, 2009
Worth Thinking About, Ezra Klein , July 10, 2009
Lucian Bebchuk on the PPIP, Ezra Klein , July 9, 2009
The Two Sides of the Financial Rescue, Ezra Klein , July 1, 2009
It's All About The Capital, Baby, Ezra Klein , June 30, 2009
The Importance of PIMCO, Ezra Klein , June 23, 2009
We Love Markets, Says Larry Summers, Ezra Klein , June 12, 2009
Reading Wolf, Ezra Klein , June 12, 2009
Mike Rorty Builds His Own Stress Test, Ezra Klein , June 12, 2009
Why Don't We Have DIY Stress Tests?, Ezra Klein , June 10, 2009
Derivatives for Farmers, Ezra Klein , June 4, 2009
Geithner's Plan Is Dead, Ezra Klein , June 4, 2009
What Will Become of the Federal Reserve?, Ezra Klein , June 3, 2009
It Could Have Been Worse., Ezra Klein , June 3, 2009
Is This Socialism?, Ezra Klein , June 2, 2009
My Colleagues Like Gambling Metaphors, Ezra Klein , June 2, 2009
Derivatives Defined. Thrice., Ezra Klein , June 2, 2009
Department of Good Ideas, Ezra Klein , May 29, 2009
Is the Geithner Plan DOA?, Ezra Klein , May 28, 2009
Does The Financial Sector Pollute?, Ezra Klein , May 27, 2009
The Bank of America Surprise, Ezra Klein , May 22, 2009
Should Ben Bernanke Roll the Dice?, Ezra Klein , May 22, 2009
Has TARP Worked Exactly as Planned?, Ezra Klein , May 21, 2009
Credit Default Swaps for Carbon?, Ezra Klein , May 19, 2009
The Repo Market , Ezra Klein , May 19, 2009
The 'Japanese Experience', Ezra Klein , May 18, 2009
The FICO Scores Seemed So Innocent., Ezra Klein , May 18, 2009
 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2011 The Washington Post Company