Tag Archives: Market


China, Prosperity, and the Berlin Wall

President Obama heads to China this weekend for a four day trip at a key juncture for the global economy. What are some of the lessons we've learned about prosperity and capitalism in the twenty years since the Berlin Wall fell? All this and more on the latest edition of Coffee and Markets.


Christopher Dodd's Big Regulation Push

Today Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd will present his proposed reforms of financial regulation, which could have massive ramifications for American banks and the entire economy. Will these reforms do anything to stop another crash, or will they spell the end of American small business?


The Market, Health Care, and Moral Hazard

Today's Coffee and Markets podcast focuses on the surge in stock markets around the globe, the health care vote over the weekend, and the difficulty of regulating moral hazard.


GDP Grows, Consumer Spending Plummets on the Eve of the Holiday Season

Today's podcast focuses on the fallout in the wake of yesterday's GDP number, the reports this morning of the fall in Consumer Spending, and what the holiday shopping season could bring -- for good and for ill -- to the American economy.


Is the Recession Over? And AIG's 100 Cent Payoff

Today's Coffee and Markets podcast focuses on the latest Bloomberg report on the AIG backstory and Tim Geithner's role in determining the size of the taxpayer bailout while President of the New York Fed, and a discussion on the latest GDP numbers -- what they mean and what they don't.


George Soros's War on the Free Market

Today's podcast focuses on Christina Romer's comments about a VAT, and George Soros's latest efforts against the free market: the creation of a $50 million thinktank, intended to be endowed with more than $200 million, focused on the effort of ending the free market and making the case for massive government regulation.

The Executive Pay Crackdown and Too Big to Fail Policy Explained

Today's Coffee and Markets podcast focuses on the White House's latest actions capping executive pay on Wall Street and an interesting take one blogger has on those troublesome Too Big to Fail policies.

Hank Paulson's Secret Goldman Sachs Meeting

Today's Coffee and Markets podcast focuses on Hank Paulson's secret meeting with Goldman Sachs, as reported by Andrew Ross Sorkin and hashed out by Felix Salmon, and whether it's really worthy of all this internet conspiracy theory hullabaloo.

The New Home-Buyers' Big Tax Credit Fraud

Today's podcast focuses on the fallout over the level of fraud in the $8,000 tax credit for new home-buyers on Capitol Hill, and whether it will prevent Congress from extending the credit program for another year.

Insider Trading and More Bonus Blowback

Today's Coffee and Markets podcast focuses on the arrests of Galleon hedge fund partner Raj Rajaratnam and the coming Federal crackdown on insider trading, as well as David Axelrod's comments this weekend about the bonus culture of Wall Street.

Capitalism and Culture: The War on Wall Street

Today's Coffee and Markets podcast covers the debate over capitalism in America, particularly focusing on AEI President Arthur Brooks' thesis about the way voters perceive the crisis and what it means for capitalism's future.

Will Wall Street Be Punished For Historically High Bonuses?

Today's podcast focuses on the historically high levels of Wall Street pay and the potential response from Washington, as well as a ballsy request from Saudi Arabia in advance of the Copenhagen climate change meetings.