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Anat Admati and Martin Hellwig are not suggesting a freer market in banking in their new book The Banker's New Clothes. They believe in future regulation which will somehow be more successful than all the regulation of the past, which has so notably failed to prevent, and often enough has helped cause, recurring bubbles, busts and panics. How plausible is their belief?
Government-directed lending policies create an unfavorable financial environment that pushes resources out of the financial sector, reducing business and consumer access to credit and limiting economic growth.
Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp is proposing to tax all assets over $500 billion of big banks and other “systemically important financial institutions” (SIFIs). Two giant, hyper-leveraged financial firms are remarkably absent from this proposal: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Nobody is better at diagnosing and dissecting central bank games than Brendan Brown, whether it is the Federal Reserve or the European Central Bank.
Our panel of experts in bankruptcy, municipal finance, pensions, infrastructure, and politics will address these and related issues.
At this event, Charles Calomiris will present this provocative book “Fragile by Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit,” co-authored with Stephen Haber. A discussion by banking experts will follow.
If the Federal Reserve succeeds in its goal to depreciate the purchasing power of the dollar by 2% per year, the real return in the example of a person contributing to an account that earns an annual return of 1.5% is negative ½% per year.
In a September 2013 report, the Office of Financial Research (OFR), a US Treasury agency set up by the Dodd-Frank Act, suggested that the asset management industry could be a future source of systemic risk. However, the chances that an asset manager could trigger a systemic event is vanishingly small. The FSOC should spend its time elsewhere.
In this conference, veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, mental health and disability experts, and an economist will discuss current hurdles to rehabilitation, and suggest alternatives that could more effectively expedite the reintegration of veterans into their families, communities, and workplaces.
Please join Representative Randy Forbes (R-VA), AEI, the Heritage Foundation, and the Foreign Policy Initiative for a timely discussion on the 2014 QDR and the future of American defense strategy in an era of constrained budgets.
This event is livestream only.
AEI’s Philanthropic Freedom Project welcomes Bill Gates for an exclusive event at AEI.