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Using the logic of Jim Bullard, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, to determine when a bank is too big and needs to broken up, it is time to break up the Fed.
The Dodd-Frank Act was intended, in part, to eliminate “too big to fail.” Ironically, it may have an almost opposite effect, by making community banks too small to succeed.
Please join us for a discussion of the genesis and consequences of America’s largest banks, and solutions for returning them to market-oriented fundamentals.
How should the crisis in Cyprus have been handled differently, and what are its wider international repercussions going forward? This and other relevant questions will be addressed by our expert panel.
"Too big to jail!" has almost overnight become the battle cry of proponents of breaking up the big banks. Unfortunately, like most of the chatter in this area, it is ill-informed, ideologically motivated, and lacks common sense.
Dr. Brendan Brown argues convincingly that the Federal Reserve and other central banks suffer from ‘deflation phobia’ pointing out that actual long-term price stability entails intermediate times of both rising and falling price adjustments, which offset each other on average over long periods.
As the controversy over climate policy has grown, it has been said that greenhouse gas (GHG) control is too hard but solar radiation management (SRM) is too easy. Join AEI for a discussion of the potential economic benefits, as well as the risks of SRM with Lee Lane, J. Eric Bickel and Nobel Laureate Thomas Schelling. A reception will follow.
At this event, panelists will address pension reform challenges by presenting the results of three research papers commissioned by AEI through a generous grant from the Smith Richardson Foundation.
Mark Warshawsky, a well-known expert in retirement finance and a newly appointed commissioner, will explain the implications of a publicly funded long-term care insurance program. Then a panel will debate whether another government program the best way to ensure that families can afford to provide the necessary services for their aging loved ones.