The Great Debate

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Why America’s small businesses are becoming like banks

By Terra Terwilliger
November 15, 2010

By Terra Terwilliger
The opinions expressed are the author's own.

Over two years after the start of the Great Credit Crisis, banks are still not lending money. But big businesses know exactly where to go for a quick, interest-free loan … the little guy. Even as corporate profits recover, big companies continue to squeeze their small vendors, stretching out payment terms and writing late checks. Unfortunately, this blatant exploitation is damaging the small business economic engine that drives half of US GDP.

from The Great Debate UK:

A history lesson for lenders

June 9, 2010

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-Laurence Copeland is a professor of finance at Cardiff University Business School. The opinions expressed are his own.-

from The Great Debate UK:

Greenspan and the curse of counterfactual

April 9, 2010

Laurence_Copeland-150x150- Laurence Copeland is a professor of finance at Cardiff University Business School and a co-author of “Verdict on the Crash” published by the Institute of Economic Affairs. The opinions expressed are his own. -

from The Great Debate UK:

Bankers’ bonuses: the fish stinks from the head

February 16, 2010

copelandl- Laurence Copeland is a professor of finance at Cardiff University Business School and a co-author of “Verdict on the Crash” published by the Institute of Economic Affairs. The opinions expressed are his own. -

Did Asperger’s help cause the crisis?

February 4, 2010

Did the financial system blow up because it was built and largely operated by people with many of the characteristics of a mild form of autism called Asperger’s syndrome?

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Residue of the Great Recession

December 23, 2009

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A year of austerity looms in 2010

December 23, 2009

david-kuo_motley-foolthumbnail-David Kuo is director at the Motley Fool. The opinions expressed are his own.-

If you thought 2009 was as bad as things will get, then think again: 2010 could be worse. It is likely to be a year of enforced austerity with both the government and households making obligatory cuts to their budgets.

from The Great Debate UK:

2010: the year of fiscal clean up

December 9, 2009

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- Jane Foley is research director at Forex.com. The opinions expressed are her own. -

from The Great Debate UK:

When firms “Too Big to Fail” fall

November 5, 2009

Amid the turmoil of the 2008 financial crisis a myriad of events unfolded that the general public knew nothing about, writes New York Times reporter Andrew Ross Sorkin in a new book titled "Too Big to Fail."

from The Great Debate UK:

Narrow banking: reforms for the future

November 3, 2009

British economist and author John Kay argues in "Narrow Banking: the reform of banking legislation" that the financial services industry should be restructured to ensure that regulation serves the interests of the public.