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Preventing Financial Crises

July 2, 2018

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Global Finance

Alexandra G. Balmer on the cat-and-mouse game between regulator and the financial markets.

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Six Years After Lehman Brothers: First Time Tragedy, Second Time Farce? By Gerald Epstein

July 31, 2014

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drowning dollar

The political will to regulate financial institutions is either non-existent or ineffectual, allowing a ‘shadow banking system’ that remains stubbornly beyond democratic accountability and perpetuates the growing levels of global inequality. Gerald Epstein, Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts, argues that orthodox economics could not predict the 2008 financial crisis and is unable to provide a solution to the financial and political problems that it left in its wake. Instead, he says we need to look beyond mainstream economic theory for answers.   […]

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The Financial Crisis and White Collar Crime – The Perfect Storm? by Nicholas Ryder

June 5, 2014

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Money Tornado Large

 

Since the start of the 2007 financial crisis, an enormous amount of literature has been written attempting to identify the factors that contributed to it.  This has resulted in the publication of numerous excellent texts and articles by experts in economics, finance, banking regulation, law and other subject areas.  Many of these works have highlighted the crucial role of ineffective means of banking regulation, the deregulation of consumer credit laws, high risk banking, greed, the sub-prime mortgage crisis, securitisation, deregulation of banking laws, convenient credit, irresponsible or predatory lending and weak macroeconomic policies.  However, the research presented in my new book seeks to offer a different interpretation and concludes that that there is one previously under-researched contributory factor: white collar crime. 

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