Wednesday, August 13, 2014


Econ Comments & Analysis                                                                                            
Federal Reserve | The Great Recession: Moving Ahead
The recession that began in the United States in December 2007 ended in June 2009. But the Great Recession is a near-worldwide phenomenon, with the consequences of which many advanced economies--among them Sweden--continue to struggle. Its depth and breadth appear to have changed the economic environment in many ways and to have left the road ahead unclear.
Real Clear Markets | Insurers Aren't Banks, So Don't Regulate Them That Way
Only a few weeks ago, there was rampant speculation in the financial community that the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) - the super-group of regulators established by the Dodd-Frank Act to prevent future financial cataclysms - was on the threshold of designating Metropolitan Life as the third insurer (after AIG and Prudential) to be "systemically important."