The Great Debate

Taking on the rating agencies

By Charles R. Morris
February 5, 2013

The credit rating agency, Standard & Poors, announced Monday that it was the target of a civil lawsuit by the Justice Department for its actions in rating the complex securities that played a major role in the 2008-2009 financial collapse.  The company also said that it had not been apprised of the details.  It is interesting that the other two major rating agencies, Moody’s and Fitch made no announcements.

First 100 days: A fix for the housing crisis

February 26, 2009

Elena Panaritis – Elena Panaritis is an institutional economist. She spearheaded property rights reform while working at the World Bank, and lectures at Insead, The Wharton School and Johns Hopkins University-SAIS. A social entrepreneur, she now heads the investment advisory firm Panel Group. Her recent book is “Prosperity Unbound: Building Property Markets with Trust”. The views expressed are her own. —

Fed unleashes greatest bubble of all

December 17, 2008

John Kemp Great Debate– John Kemp is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own –