Archive for June, 2012

  • Global Financial Crisis: How Many Wake-Up Calls Do We Need?

    June 25th, 2012 by Raj Thamotheram

    This post was cross-posted from

    There is an old Arab saying which goes something like this: if your tent in the middle of the desert is hit by lightning, don’t worry, it will never happen again. If your tent is hit twice, then move it! Four years on since the >> Read more

  • Is Jamie Dimon’s Business First Class?

    June 18th, 2012 by John Fullerton

    JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon will today, once again, stand before the authors of Dodd-Frank and attempt to make the case for why a $2 billion trading loss was a stupid mistake, not a willful breach of at least the intent of the law. Our representatives who wrote the law should hold him to the standards set by JPMorgan’s own Code of Conduct: following the spirit and intent, not just the >> Read more

  • Freedom in the Anthropocene

    June 4th, 2012 by John Fullerton

    Much needs to change in the Anthropocene, including our willingness to have constraints placed on our precious right to individual freedom.  This is particularly challenging for Americans whose country was founded on an Enlightenment-inspired understanding of freedom, uninformed by the advances of modern >> Read more