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September 22, 2009

Barry Ritholtz on a plan to allow banks to lend to the FDIC: “Ironic spin is besides the point — the FDIC is out of money not because it was mismanaged or made horrifically risky investments or engaged in otherwise irresponsible behavior. It is running out of cash because some of the banks it insures engaged in that behavior.” — The Big Picture

FDIC saw risks at IndyMac in 2002, but failed to act. — Calculated Risk

Protectionism is alive and well among the G20 nations. — Simon J. Evenett

Bright charts from the IMF showing global securitization issuance by type. — Alea

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