The consent agreements the bailed-out bankers (B.O.B.s), the feds and the states are largely as had been promised. One big surprise, however, is that the B.O.B.s would now be allowed to systematically overcharge borrowers and steal their homes. Seriously.
This morning, a group of central banks, including the Fed, announced coordinated action to ease the cost of currency swap lines in Europe. Essentially, these are facilities that allow local banks to borrow in dollars or yen or what ... Read Post
Jesse Eisinger has a great artice in the NYT, “After Bailout, Giants Allowed to Dominate the Mortgage Business,” which says a great deal about how the Fed looks at the economic world. Allow me to expand on Jesse’s work. The problem ... Read Post