Found 31 article(s) for author 'Niall Ferguson'

FERGUSON: I Want Paul Krugman To Admit That He Got His Euro Break-Up Call Dead Wrong

FERGUSON: I Want Paul Krugman To Admit That He Got His Euro Break-Up Call Dead Wrong. Niall Ferguson, October 8, 2013, Opinion. “It’s an ill wind that blows no one any good. The financial crisis that came to a head five years ago with the failure of Lehman Brothers has been especially beneficial to the economist Paul Krugman. In his widely read New York Times column and blog, Krugman regularly boasts that he has been “right” about the crisis and its consequences. “I (and those of like mind),” he wrote in June last year, “have been right about everything.” Those who dare to disagree with him — myself included — he denounces…” Link verified March 28, 2014

Tags: , , ,

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

Tags: , ,

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

Tags: ,

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

Tags: , ,

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

Tags: ,

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

Tags: ,