Christopher Whalen

In defense of free market fundamentalism

June 10, 2011

“Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.”

A new deal for the 21st century

January 20, 2011

Below is an excerpt of a speech titled “A New Deal for the 21st Century: Less Entitlement, More Accountability.” I am scheduled to deliver the keynote talk today in Indianapolis at an event sponsored by the Indiana Leadership Forum.

The Ibanez Decision: What it means for home owners and investors

January 10, 2011

Last week the Massachusetts Supreme Court issued a decision voiding several home foreclosures by US Bancorp and Wells Fargo. The news caused the financial markets to retreat with bank stocks down hard. News reports and some analysts are predicting that the decision in U.S. Bank National Association vs. Antonio Ibanez, will mean an apocalypse for commercial banks, especially those involved in issuing residential mortgage backed securities or “RMBS.” But like most things in life, the reality is a little more subtle.