Found 30 article(s) for author 'Niall Ferguson'

Niall Ferguson: The Shutdown Is a Sideshow. Debt Is the Threat

Niall Ferguson: The Shutdown Is a Sideshow. Debt Is the Threat. Niall Ferguson, October 6, 2013, Opinion. “In the words of a veteran investor, watching the U.S. bond market today is like sitting in a packed theater and smelling smoke. You look around for signs of other nervous sniffers. But everyone else seems oblivious. Yes, the federal government shut down this week. Yes, we are just two weeks away from the point when the Treasury secretary says he will run out of cash if the debt ceiling isn’t raised. Yes, bond king Bill Gross has been on TV warning that a default by the government would be “catastrophic.” Yet the yield on a 10-year Treasury note…Link verified April 3, 2014

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Niall Ferguson on the Brazil Riots and his book ‘The Great Degeneration’ – Day 6 from CBC Radio

Niall Ferguson on the Brazil Riots and his book ‘The Great Degeneration’ – Day 6 from CBC Radio. Niall Ferguson, June 24, 2013, Audio. “As protests ignited across Brazil, we spoke with economic historian and author Niall Ferguson about the demonstrations and his new book, The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die“…” Link verified August 21, 2014

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The $1.8 Trillion Tax You’ve Never Heard Of – Niall Ferguson & Lauren Lyster – June 20, 2013

The $1.8 Trillion Tax You’ve Never Heard Of – Niall Ferguson & Lauren Lyster – June 20, 2013. Niall Ferguson, June 22, 2013, Video. “Ferguson tells The Daily Ticker (Yahoo! Finance) the problems he identifies with the economy are “much more institutional, much more structural — and we can fix these things.” “We can fix the problems with our public finances, actually, despite what you might hear in Congress,” argues Ferguson. “We can fix the problem of crazy regulation. We can fix the problem of tort law. We can also fix a fundamental problem, which is our education system which is failing a lot of kids in America.” Link verified August 21, 2014

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Paris Could Burn This Summer: Niall Ferguson

Paris Could Burn This Summer: Niall Ferguson. Niall Ferguson, June 18, 2013, Video. “High youth unemployment in Europe and disappointing growth expectations in the emerging world could mean more mass protests like the ones seen in Brazil, Niall Ferguson told CNBC’s “Power Lunch” on Tuesday…” Link verified June 19, 2014

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How America Lost Its Economic Way

How America Lost Its Economic Way. Niall Ferguson, June 7, 2013, Video. “The decline of America’s institutions, and the related rise in red tape that hinders business, may spell the nation’s economic doom. Harvard’s Niall Ferguson talks to WSJ’s Charles Forelle about the theory outlined in his new book The Great Degeneration“…” Link

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Currency wars are best fought quietly

Currency wars are best fought quietly. Niall Ferguson, January 25, 2013, Opinion. “Few issues in economics are more susceptible to political misrepresentation than exchange rates. The past few days have provided another perfect illustration of this point. On Tuesday, in response to pressure from Shinzo Abe, the country’s new prime minister, the Bank of Japan voted to increase its inflation target from 1 to 2 per cent and to hit that target “at the earliest possible date”. To that end, starting a year from now, the BoJ will buy Y13tn ($140bn) of mostly short-term government debt each month. The Japanese move triggered a flurry of warnings of an imminent…Link verified April 3, 2014

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