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Does banker pay matter?

There have been two arguments for limiting bankers' pay. One is that it's a way to punish executives at corporations that took a taxpayer bailout. The other is that it's a way to reduce the incentives for taking risks and...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 23, 2009; 12:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Financial Regulation , Solutions  
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Cutting bankers' pay

The Obama administration is getting serious on bankers' pay: The Obama administration plans to order companies that have received exceptionally large amounts of bailout money from the government to slash compensation for their highest-paid executives by about half on average,...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 22, 2009; 11:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Financial Crisis , Financial Regulation , Solutions  
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Regulating Derivatives

The House Financial Services Committee just approved an amendment mandating that derivatives traded between financial institutions must be traded on an exchange. That would mean the pricing would be public and the counterparties clear, something that manifestly didn't happen when...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 15, 2009; 11:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Financial Regulation , Solutions  
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Wall Street Loves Money

It's a bad time for the country, but struggling Americans can take some comfort in knowing that Wall Street is finally having fun again. According to the Wall Street Journal, "major U.S. banks and securities firms are on pace...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 14, 2009; 3:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Financial Crisis , Financial Regulation , Solutions  
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Congress Warms to a Third Stimulus

As we learned last week, Christina Romer's calculation suggested that the stimulus bill should have been $1.2 trillion, rather than $800 billion. That calculation predicted a gap of $2.5 trillion between what the economy was producing and what it could...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 7, 2009; 11:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Solutions , Taxes  
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The Wisdom of Not Nationalizing

Back when everyone was arguing over nationalization, it was pretty common to hear people invoke Sweden's example. Sweden had survived a financial crisis a few years before, and done so by nationalizing the country's major banks. This was pretty...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 5, 2009; 5:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Economic Policy , Solutions  
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Older Entries in This Category »

While The Federal Reserve Slept, Ezra Klein , September 29, 2009
Barney Frank vs. the Government, Ezra Klein , September 25, 2009
Rating the Raters, Ezra Klein , September 21, 2009
The Department of Bad News, Ezra Klein , September 14, 2009
Obama's Financial Regulation Speech, Ezra Klein , September 14, 2009
Short-Termism, Ezra Klein , September 11, 2009
Why Does the Government Hate Renters?, Ezra Klein , September 9, 2009
Love Capitalism? Regulate It., Ezra Klein , September 8, 2009
Geithner Goes After the Banks, Ezra Klein , September 4, 2009
'A Peculiar Moral Code', Ezra Klein , September 3, 2009
The Stimulus is Working, Ezra Klein , September 2, 2009
Trust Matters, and Misleads, Ezra Klein , August 31, 2009
Much-Too-Big-to-Fail, Ezra Klein , August 28, 2009
Is the Housing Tax Credit a Rip-Off?, Ezra Klein , August 28, 2009
'They Frankly Own the Place', Ezra Klein , August 28, 2009
A Post-Finance Job Market, Ezra Klein , August 27, 2009
Glimmers of Hope on Housing?, Ezra Klein , August 26, 2009
Long Slog or Snapback?, Ezra Klein , August 17, 2009
Not Who Should Lead the Fed, But How, Ezra Klein , August 14, 2009
July's Happy Job Numbers, Ezra Klein , August 7, 2009
How Financial Speculation Can Help America, Ezra Klein , August 3, 2009
High-Frequency Trading, Ezra Klein , July 31, 2009
Trapped in the Fine Print, Ezra Klein , July 24, 2009
Federalism: Objectively Pro-Recessions, Ezra Klein , July 24, 2009
Choice and Financial Products, Ezra Klein , July 21, 2009
Markets in Everything, Ezra Klein , July 21, 2009
What Do You Mean by "Innovation?", Ezra Klein , July 20, 2009
Anger., Ezra Klein , July 17, 2009
Too Big to Fail Gets Bigger, Ezra Klein , July 17, 2009
Help for the (One-Time) Homeowners, Ezra Klein , July 17, 2009
Deficits Saved the World. But How?, Ezra Klein , July 15, 2009
Stopping Earthquakes, Ezra Klein , July 14, 2009
The Problem With Blaming Joe Cassano, Ezra Klein , July 13, 2009
Lucian Bebchuk on the PPIP, Ezra Klein , July 9, 2009
Too Many G's, Ezra Klein , July 8, 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
We Don't Need Red Tape. We Need Red Rope., Ezra Klein , June 26, 2009
Why Bernanke's Bad Day Is Actually Good, Ezra Klein , June 25, 2009
The Importance of PIMCO, Ezra Klein , June 23, 2009
Graphics! Get Your Graphics!, Ezra Klein , June 18, 2009
The Need for Speed on Reform, Ezra Klein , June 18, 2009
Financial Reform for the Rest of Us, Ezra Klein , June 17, 2009
We Love Markets, Says Larry Summers, Ezra Klein , June 12, 2009
Is It Time for a Consumption Tax?, Ezra Klein , June 12, 2009
Reading Wolf, Ezra Klein , June 12, 2009
Mike Rorty Builds His Own Stress Test, Ezra Klein , June 12, 2009
The Left Wakes Up to Financial Regulation, Ezra Klein , June 11, 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
Department of Good Ideas, Ezra Klein , May 29, 2009
Should Ben Bernanke Roll the Dice?, Ezra Klein , May 22, 2009
Has TARP Worked Exactly as Planned?, Ezra Klein , May 21, 2009
Should California Get a Bailout?, Ezra Klein , May 19, 2009
 
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