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Archive for September 2008
September 29, 2008

Where Is Oil Headed?

Oil prices will continue to fall in the short term, but recovering demand and a limited supply will keep prices moving higher in the long term.

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September 29, 2008

In Defense of the Pointy Heads

We need new measures to guard against toxic waste on Wall Street, but we especially need people who understand the machinery.

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September 26, 2008

Focus, Not Diversification, Is Needed

Regulators now have an opportunity to redeem themselves.

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September 25, 2008

Nigeria's Mobile Front

Telecom is helping the Nigerian economy diversify and move away from its dependence on the traditionally attractive oil and gas sector.

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September 24, 2008

Finding the Right Price in the Bailout

Economists consider ways the Treasury might price mortgage-related bank assets as part of the government's bailout plan.

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September 24, 2008

Resistance Is Futile

We need nimble, innovative risk takers like Goldman and Morgan in the system. What will we do without them?

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September 23, 2008

A Keynesian Lesson for Confidence

As Keynes wrote more than seven decades ago, strengthening credit is a necessary, but not sufficient, condition for recovery.

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September 22, 2008

Good Bailouts and Bad

The test of the bailout will be whether the government plans to buy banks' assets at a price resembling fair market value.

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September 19, 2008

Lucking Out or Level Playing Field?

Active discrimination against women in the workplace accounts for only half of a vicious cycle. The other half is women simply choosing not to compete for leadership positions in order to avoid facing it.

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