The Great Debate

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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.-

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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.

Time for a shareholder revolt

By J Saft
October 27, 2009

jamessaft1(James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own)

There are encouraging signs that shareholders are becoming more assertive in defending their interests.