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Yep, the 2020s feel like the 1920s

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“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.”   – Mark Twain It’s hard not to notice the similarities between the 1920s and 2020s economy. Does that mean trouble is coming in 2029?   Maybe not exactly, but roughly? If so, the … Continue reading

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Repo ended 2020 like it began: causing trouble

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Editor’s Note: The following summary of repo news in 2020 is based on the Breaking News that I post daily at repowatch.org. See the entire list of 2020 breaking news reports below this story. See 2021 breaking news reports that … Continue reading

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The 2008 crisis: Was it traditional banks or shadow banks?

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Still think the financial crisis happened at banks? Think the extensive regulation of banks that Congress and regulators have undertaken since 2008 has solved the problem? Take a look at this chart from “Shadow Banking Reemerges, Posing Challenges to Banks … Continue reading