Banks are designed to fail - and they do
Banks fail. When they do, those who stand to lose scream for a state rescue. If the threatened costs are big enough, they will succeed. This is how, crisis by crisis, we have created a banking sector that is in theory private, but in practice a ward of the state.
Yellen Says U.S. Could Move to Protect Deposits at Other Banks
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Tuesday that the federal government could step in to protect depositors at additional banks if regulators see a risk of a run on the banking system. Ms. Yellen delivered remarks at a gathering of the American Bankers Association in Washington as she and other federal officials try to shore up confidence in the U.S.
Executive pay at Silicon Valley Bank soared after big bet on riskier assets
Executive pay at Silicon Valley Bank soared after the bank embarked on a strategy to boost profitability by buying riskier assets exposed to rising interest rates, according to a Financial Times analysis of securities filings and people familiar with the matter.
Amazon doubling down on RTO (return to office)
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Why Investors Are Piling into African Startups
Crybaby Capitalism and the Risks of Inflation and Market Crashes
The failure of Silicon Valley Bank, followed by the decision by US authorities to bail out all depositors, has sparked a heated debate. While some commend the move as a precaution against a larger financial disaster, I believe it was the wrong option. The action establishes a hazardous precedent by
The Rise and Risks of the Shadow Banking System
The Federal Reserve's decision to maintain historically low interest rates has made it challenging for banks to maintain profitability through traditional lending methods. As a result, banks have shifted their investment strategy towards securities in recent years. This shift is part of a bro
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