Media Appearance: Bloomberg TV (03/13/08)

Thursday, March 13, 2008 | 01:30 PM
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This afternoon I'm on Bloomberg TV, from 2:00pm to 2:20 or so discussing the Fed rescue plans, the Markets, and the creative destruction of capitalism.

Some bullet points I hope to hit:

• The policy debate between recession vs. inflation is so 2007. The more current debate is whether the Fed is pushing on a string, and if the USA is looking at a situation similar to Japan in the 1990s.

• Is the Fed's ongoing interference in the markets positive or negative? Should some fIrms be allowed to fail -- or at least get banged up enough that someone -- better risk management, stronger capitalization, smarter management -- is able to swoop in and buy 'em cheaper?

Paulson's stronger mortgage rules are not a day late, and a dollar short -- they are a half decade late, a few a trillion dollars short . . .

 

If you are not near a TV, you can stream it. Should be fun. . .


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UPDATE March 15, 2008 6:45am

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Here's a cool new source for me: Find Internet TV.com

http://www.findinternettv.com/Video,item,3393597389.aspx

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1: If it weren't for mark to market rules, the situation would have ended up much like Japan's crash. It could have been worse by a giant magnitude.

2: Re Paulson: Better late than never. Maybe Obama can get ahead of the curve in 2009 and figure out how to curb speculative frenzies without removing speculative risk. Maybe that will put a stopper on wild swings in oil.

3: The Fed has no realistic choice but to provide a safety net. Otherwise the stock market as a whole would resemble then Enron ESOP. See #2 above.

Posted by: cinefoz | Mar 13, 2008 2:05:24 PM

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