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U.S. Steps Up S&P Inquiry
Business

U.S. Steps Up S&P Inquiry

Federal prosecutors are stepping up their probe of Standard & Poor’s financial crisis-era ratings of troubled mortgage securities, according to former analysts questioned by prosecutors and another person familiar with the situation. The probe is focusing on whether the firm’s […]

Nassim Taleb on Antifragility
Interviews

Nassim Taleb on Antifragility

Nassim Taleb, author of Fooled By Randomness and The Black Swan, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about antifragility, the concept behind Taleb’s next book, a work in progress. Taleb talks about how we can cope with our ignorance and uncertainty in a complex world. Topics […]

How to Create a Depression
Videos

How to Create a Depression

By Martin Feldstein CAMBRIDGE – European political leaders may be about to agree to a fiscal plan which, if implemented, could push Europe into a major depression. To understand why, it is useful to compare how European countries responded to […]