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Volcker Unloads on Bankers

As reported in today’s Wall Street Journal, Paul Volcker, who is a former Fed Chairman and current adviser to President Obama, challenged bankers to produce a “shred of neutral evidence about the relationship between financial innovation recently and the growth of the economy.”  Yet some of these innovative financial products brought the economy to “the brink of disaster.”   Profits in banking are being restored in part by playing financial brinkmanship once again.

Tough Words

In the Wall Street Journal, Mary Anastasia O’Grady got Dallas Fed president Richard Fisher to go on the record about current Fed policy. He talks tough about inflation. “Throughout history, what the political class has done is they have turned to the central bank to print their way out of an unfunded liability. We can’t let that happen.”

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