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The Truth About Inflation – Book Review

The Truth About Inflation. Paul Donovan. Routledge. 2015.

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Prices are constantly in flux. Whether it is the creeping increase in the price of cereal or the seesaw housing market, price dynamics are powerful and often misunderstood. Inflation is a topic that is riddled with misperceptions, even amongst the most savvy of investors. In The Truth About Inflation, Paul […]

Millennials are in no hurry to own a home

Across America millennials face a crisis of home ownership. The American population born after 1989 are more likely to live with their parents, not just immediately after college but long into their twenties. With house prices on the rise, forming your own home early in life is a pipe dream for most. From 1997 to 2007, roughly 1.2 million households […]

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    Institutions that settle market transactions need strong corporate governance

Institutions that settle market transactions need strong corporate governance

There have been a variety of systemically important banking issues making the headlines since the global recession of 2008, but the challenge to mitigating credit risk during settlement seems to be a constant frontrunner. This article discusses the importance of effective liquidity management, particularly from the sphere of timely payment settlement via financial market utilities (FMUs), defined as “multilateral systems that […]

A startup wants to disrupt the healthcare technology sector

Diagnostic lab testing is a multi-billion dollar business, and is not without shortcomings. Blood tests are costly, available at inconvenient locations and involve painful needles that draw more blood than is warranted. Elizabeth Holmes, the 32-year-old founder of Theranos, aims to make blood testing a consumer-driven experience that is painless and price efficient. Having traveled the country and delivered […]

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    The Courage To Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and its Aftermath – Book Review

The Courage To Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and its Aftermath – Book Review

The Courage To Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and its Aftermath. Ben S. Bernanke. W. W. Norton and Company. 2015.

In 1913, the United States Congress established the Federal Reserve System through the Federal Reserve Act, which was signed into law by then President Woodrow Wilson. The Act purported to provide a means of responding to different stress points […]

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    Book Review: Dealing With China: An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower

Book Review: Dealing With China: An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower

Dealing With China: An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower by Henry M. Paulson, Jr. Grand Central Publishing. 2015.

As President George W. Bush’s Treasury secretary from July 2006 through January 2009, Henry Paulson was the president’s leading policy adviser on both domestic and international issues. During this time, he spearheaded U.S. – China relations and advocated for competitive and liberalized capital markets […]