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In just one Word, why Germany Refuses to End the Crisis in the Euro Area: “Leverage”

(Analysis) The drama in the euro area continues with no clear end in sight. Recession, unemployment, and worsening sovereign debt levels – all exacerbated by flawed policies of austerity pursued in weaker performing economies, continue to be reported and forecast into the future. Because the crisis in the euro area directly resulted from the financial … Continue reading

Banks Still Underwater 6 Years Later

(Analysis) There has been a lot of content in different media outlets about how many homeowners are underwater – when the money that they still owe on their mortgage is more than their home’s current market value. Less attention has been paid to a similar phenomenon among banks here in the US: when the money … Continue reading

Failure to Regulate as Super-sized Banks Grow Larger

(Analysis) Even as investigation into criminal activity at super-sized banks continues to uncover more wrong doing, the trend for both larger size and greater industry concentration continues (see chart). Since 1999, when Congress repealed the provisions limiting bank activities and mergers by the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933, the number of banks with more than $100 … Continue reading

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