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Category: Credit Crisis 2008

The analysis published under this category are as follows.

Politics

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

The Case Against Greenspan and Bernanke / Politics / Credit Crisis 2008

By: Mike_Whitney

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIs there enough evidence to indict Ben Bernanke and Alan Greenspan on charges that they aided and abetted the banks and other financial institutions in the sale of fraudulent loans to investors?

That depends on whether there is sufficient proof to show whether the two men KNEW that the nation's lenders were engaged in large-scale predatory lending and chose to do nothing. As we'll see, both Greenspan and Bernanke were warned repeatedly about the mortgage/derivatives scam by credible professionals and industry regulators, but failed to act.

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Politics

Friday, February 05, 2010

Foreigners Caused America’s Financial Crisis? A Closer Look / Politics / Credit Crisis 2008

By: Dian_L_Chu

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDian L. Chu writes: In his State of the Union address, President Obama reiterated his ambitious agenda to improve the economy and enact sweeping financial reform aimed specifically at the Big Banks. The European Union is also pursuing similarly ambitious changes aimed at preventing another crisis in the future.

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Politics

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Geithner's New York Federal Reserve Pressured AIG to Delay Disclosures / Politics / Credit Crisis 2008

By: Trader_Mark

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleI wrote a few times in 2008 and early 2009 that as historic and mind bending the times we were living through then were, that when all the details of what was happening behind the scenes leaked out in the coming years ... that's where the truly fascinating information would be found.  How short are memories are - all the furor over the direct handout to investment (and other) banks the world over, led by our friends at Goldman Sachs (GS) via AIG swap agreements - is but a distant memory. 

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Politics

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

American Casino, An Edgy, Fast-paced Documentary on the Financial Meltdown / Politics / Credit Crisis 2008

By: Mike_Whitney

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAndrew and Leslie Cockburn have produced the best movie of the year. American Casino tells the story of the financial crisis, which started with the meltdown in subprime lending and ended up triggering the deepest slump since the Great Depression.

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Politics

Sunday, November 15, 2009

How the Financial Sector Servant Became a Predator / Politics / Credit Crisis 2008

By: Submissions

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWilliam K. Black writes: Financial Systems Five Fatal Flaws

What exactly is the function of the financial sector in our society? Simply this: Its sole function is supplying capital efficiently to aid the real economy. The financial sector is a tool to help those that make real tools, not an end in itself. But five fatal flaws in the financial sector's current structure have created a monster that drains the real economy, promotes fraud and corruption, threatens democracy, and causes recurrent, intensifying crises.

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Politics

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Who is to Blame for the Financial Crisis? / Politics / Credit Crisis 2008

By: Global_Research

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDavid Kerans writes: “I have no interest in spending all of our time relitigating the policies of the last eight years.… laying blame…. can distract us from focusing our time, our efforts and our politics on the challenges of the future.” --Barack Obama, speech on national security, delivered at the National Archives, Washington, D.C., May 21st, 2009

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Companies

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Goldman’s Undisclosed Role in AIG’s Distress / Companies / Credit Crisis 2008

By: Janet_Tavakoli

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGoldman wasn’t the only contributor to the systemic risk that nearly toppled the global financial markets, but it was the key contributor to the systemic risk posed by AIG’s near bankruptcy. When it came to the credit derivatives American International Group, Inc. (AIG) was required to mark‐to‐market, Goldman was the 800‐pound gorilla. Calls for billions of dollars in collateral pushed AIG to the edge of disaster. The entire financial system was imperiled, and Goldman Sachs would have been exposed to billions in devastating losses.1

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Companies

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Goldman’s Lies of Omission on AIG Implosion / Companies / Credit Crisis 2008

By: Janet_Tavakoli

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn my opinion, David Viniar’s (CFO of Goldman Sachs) comments in the fall of 2008 were a lie (see endnote), and for that matter, Lloyd Blankfein’s (CEO of Goldman Sachs) later comments to the Wall Street Journal were disingenuous. In the context of what was happening near the time of AIG’s implosion, the key question was “What is going on between Goldman and AIG?” Their rhetoric surrounding this issue is a deft dodge. They may claim they didn’t “technically” lie, but Goldman’s business exposure to AIG posed both credit risk and reputation risk. They seem to overlook elements of the former and put insufficient value on the latter.

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Stock-Markets

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Financial Crisis Hidden History, The Warning Frontline Video / Stock-Markets / Credit Crisis 2008

By: Submissions

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn The Warning, veteran FRONTLINE producer Michael Kirk unearths the hidden history of the nation's worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. At the center of it all he finds Brooksley Born, who speaks for the first time on television about her failed campaign to regulate the secretive, multitrillion-dollar derivatives market whose crash helped trigger the financial collapse in the fall of 2008.

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Stock-Markets

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Financial and Economic Collapse, The Crime of Our Time / Stock-Markets / Credit Crisis 2008

By: Stephen_Lendman

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleReviewing Danny Schechter's The Crime of Our Time - Danny Schechter is a media activist, critic, independent filmmaker, and TV producer as well as an author of 10 books and lecturer on media issues. Some call him "The News Dissector," and that's the name of his popular blog on media issues. He's also the co-founder of Media Channel.org that covers the "political, cultural and social impacts of the media," and provides information unavailable in the mainstream.

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Stock-Markets

Friday, October 02, 2009

Credit and Credibility Chapter 2 Footnotes / Stock-Markets / Credit Crisis 2008

By: Richard_Karn

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Stock-Markets

Friday, October 02, 2009

Credit Crisis Explained- Credit and Credibility / Stock-Markets / Credit Crisis 2008

By: Richard_Karn

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleChapter 2:           “Nobody’s right, when everybody’s wrong”

Chapter 1 Here : “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!”

Arguably more effective than the military adventurism that dominates the headlines, what amounts to American cultural imperialism has subtly seduced large swathes of the world, and it has not been limited simply to a taste for fast food, film, and fashion.  The far more addictive aspect has been the successful overseas marketing of the “debt culture” via the financial innovation associated with the securitization (derivative) markets, which at $27 trillion has constituted the US’ largest export of the 21st century.  This is the realm of the money center banks. 1

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Politics

Monday, September 21, 2009

How Deregulation Trashed the US Economy and Government Intervention Became the Only Way Out / Politics / Credit Crisis 2008

By: Greg_Guma

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleRemember the panic-inducing headlines of 2008? Government Takes Over Troubled Mortgage Giants, Lehman Brothers Files for Bankruptcy, Bank of America Buys Merrill Lynch, and Stock Prices Plummet – that last one just as the government announced an $85 billion emergency loan to rescue insurance giant AIG. And that was just the beginning.

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Politics

Friday, September 18, 2009

Lehman Brothers Bankruptcy Revisited / Politics / Credit Crisis 2008

By: Peter_Schiff

As we pass the one year anniversary of the fall of Lehman Brothers, journalists, politicians and market analysts have seized on the occasion to offer seemingly sober assessments of what went wrong and what went right in the lead up and aftermath of the biggest financial event since Black Tuesday.

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Politics

Friday, September 18, 2009

Lehman Died So TARP and AIG Might Live / Politics / Credit Crisis 2008

By: Mike_Whitney

Best Financial Markets Analysis Article"Lehman's fate was sealed not in the boardroom of that gaudy Manhattan headquarters. It was sealed downtown, in the gloomy gray building of the New York Federal Reserve, the Wall Street branch of the U.S. central bank." ~ Stephen Foley, UK Independent

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News_Letter

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Lehman Bankruptcy and Engineered Financial Armageddon Real Story / News_Letter / Credit Crisis 2008

By: NewsLetter

The Market Oracle Newsletter September 15th, 2009 Issue #74 Vol. 3

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Politics

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

The Love Of Money, Lehman The Bank That Bust The World -BBC2 Thursday 9pm / Politics / Credit Crisis 2008

By: BBC

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleLast September, the collapse of Lehman Brothers tipped the world into the greatest financial crisis for 80 years. Now, one year on, in the first part of a major three-part series on the crash, the BBC offers the definitive account of what happened.

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Politics

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

The Last Days Of Lehman Brothers, Today BBC2 9pm / Politics / Credit Crisis 2008

By: BBC

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJames Cromwell (Six Feet Under, LA Confidential); James Bolam (New Tricks); Ben Daniels (Law & Order – UK, The Passion); Michael Landes (Love Soup, Material Girl); and Corey Johnson (The Bourne Ultimatum) star in a work of fiction inspired by the real events that took place on the weekend of 12 September 2008 – when the Lehman Brothers went to the wall.

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Economics

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Iceland's Banking Crisis: The Meltdown of an Interventionist Financial System / Economics / Credit Crisis 2008

By: MISES

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBy Philipp Bagus and David Howden: [Editor note: If you are interested in helping to fund the writing, publication, and distribution of a longer version of this article, with more technical detail and analytics, please write the development department.]

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Politics

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Robert Prechter on the Financial Crisis 30 Minute Video / Politics / Credit Crisis 2008

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleI want to share with you a FREE 30-minute video that might just change the way you think about government's response to the unfolding financial crisis. Please learn more below or get access to the video now .

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