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Alex J. Pollock
by | May 29, 2009

1. “When it comes to the home mortgage boom and bust, who was to blame? The borrowers? The lenders? The…

by | Jan 21, 2009

As the bailouts in the current bust inexorably mount, financed in rapidly increasing U.S. government debt, one might wonder whether…

by | Jan 12, 2009

Asset bubbles inflate because enough people believe that the good times of expanding credit and rising asset prices will last…

by | Dec 22, 2008

Many of us argued against Financial Accounting Standard (FAS) 133, a big step on the downhill path of “fair value”…

by | Apr 10, 2008

The most notable thing about Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson’s proposed plan for restructuring financial regulation is the expansion of the…

by | Nov 16, 2006

With the 2006 elections, we have a federal government divided on partisan lines between the legislative and executive branches. But…

by | May 25, 2006

WASHINGTON — With today’s intense network of communication, the Securities and Exchange Commission cannot regulate the capital markets from an…

by | Mar 30, 2006

To address reform of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (Sarb-Ox), recall that it was passed in the political furor following…

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