The Great Debate

Volcker Rule unexpectedly revived by Dodd bill

March 16, 2010

Paul Volcker’s proposed ban on banks’ proprietary trading or owning hedge funds or private equity funds has been unexpectedly revived in the financial regulation bill published by Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd yesterday.

Sluggish investment will hamper recovery

February 2, 2010

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Obama bank plan is good policy, good politics

January 22, 2010

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Senate retirements narrow cap-trade window

January 6, 2010

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Households face power-pricing revolution

December 3, 2009

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Buffett uses BNSF to bet on coal

November 3, 2009

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Warren Buffett’s acquisition of the remaining 77.4 percent of Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad his Berkshire Hathaway does not already own looks like a strategic bet that America’s future energy needs will be met, in large part, through a massive expansion in coal-fired power generation coupled with carbon capture and storage (CCS).

Reflections on Iran

June 26, 2009

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Writing history – the Panic of 2008

June 22, 2009

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Doing the contango

May 15, 2009

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