Simon Johnson

Where are the European Entrepreneurs? – Simon Johnson – The Baseline Scenario

This is a syndicated repost courtesy of The Baseline Scenario. To view original, click here. Reposted with permission. By some measures, Portugal is making good progress in terms of stabilizing its economy and getting public debt under control.  A presentation in April by Vitor Gaspar, then finance minister, made a strong case that Portugal is…

Neil Barofsky For The S.E.C.- Simon Johnson, The Baseline Scenario

This is a syndicated repost courtesy of The Baseline Scenario. To view original, click here. Reposted with permission. Read the entire post at The Baseline Scenario. View original post. By Simon Johnson There are two fundamentally different views regarding modern Wall Street. The first is that the financial sector has been terribly and unjustly put upon in…

Read This Book, Win The Election – Simon Johnson – The Baseline Scenario

This is a syndicated repost courtesy of The Baseline Scenario. To view original, click here. Reposted with permission. By Simon Johnson With the presidential election looming and both sides looking for a knockout blow in the vice-presidential debate on Thursday evening, now is a good time for both Democrats and Republicans to look for one…

Scott Brown: ATM For The Big Banks – Simon Johnson – The Baseline Scenario

This is a syndicated repost courtesy of The Baseline Scenario. To view original, click here. Reposted with permission. By Simon Johnson During the Dodd-Frank financial reform debate in early 2010, newly elected Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts was referred to as an ATM for the bankers – meaning that whenever they needed some more cash,…