Tag Archives: 13 Bankers

Low Bank Capital Is Next Fiscal Crisis: Simon Johnson

From Bloomberg News The summer debate that has dominated Washington seems straightforward. Under what conditions should the U.S. government be allowed to borrow more money? The numbers that have been bandied about focus on reducing the cumulative deficit projection over the next 10 years, as measured by the Congressional Budget Office. But there is a serious drawback to […]

Emerging Markets May Name Strauss-Kahn’s Heir: Simon Johnson

From Bloomberg Even before the shocking events of the past few days, the international policy community had been contemplating a successor to Dominique Strauss-Kahn at the International Monetary Fund. Strauss-Kahn, the IMF managing director, was expected to begin campaigning soon for the presidency of France. Now, whatever happens in the New York legal system as he defends […]

Simon Johnson talks about corruption and the rule of law

Simon Johnson recently spoke about corruption and the Rule of Law with Art Buono of Lawyers.com: Art Buono: Simon, thanks for taking part in the Rule of Law Interviews. So, just to start, could you tell us a little bit about what’s happening with financial reform? It’s been about a year since “13 Bankers” was published. […]