Archive for September, 2010

How to Boost Home Sales Permanently…at No Taxpayer Expense

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 by Al Lewis (alewis)

Housing sales can be boosted siginificantly — at no taxpayer cost — bythe federal government taking one simple step to reform the way houses are bought, sold, and financed.

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Guest Post: A Primer on How Wall Street Bilks Taxpayers, and How to Stop It

Sunday, September 5th, 2010 by Al Lewis (alewis)

The bank dealers that dominate trading in U.S. Treasury bonds routinely use information from customers about their impending transactions to illegally profit by trading ahead of them. Although this allegation is based on my experience trading Treasuries for J.P. Morgan for a dozen years, front-running should be equally common in any market with the same [...]

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