Financial History

Publications

, Law & Liberty
Fifty Years Without Gold
Alex J. Pollock

Fifty years ago, on Sunday evening, August 15, 1971, after crisis meetings with close advisers at Camp David, President Richard Nixon announced an historic decision in his “Address to the Nation…

Event: What might cause the next financial crisis?
Alex J. Pollock

From American Enterprise Institute:

Panelists:
Rebel A. Cole, Lynn Eminent Scholar Chaired Professor of Finance, Florida Atlantic University
Gerald…

Expect Lower Credit Standards, More Risk From Biden Housing Authority
Alex J. Pollock

Fannie and Freddie will take orders from a ‘housing czar’ with an agenda for politicized lending.

Your editorial “A Conservative Court Awakening” (June 26) rightly says a new Biden…

, RealClearMarkets
At AEI, a Monetary Panel Expressed Pessimism About Inflation
Alex J. Pollock

“While their conjectures are as speculative as any vulnerability identified in an official financial stability report, unlike official financial stability reports, they have the freedom to…

Government policies reshape the banking industry: Changes, consequences, and policy issues
Alex J. Pollock

Event Summary
On April 12, AEI’s Paul H. Kupiec hosted a panel discussion on recent changes in the banking industry and their consequences for the wider economy. He…

, The Federalist Society
Money and the Constitution

From The Federalist Society:

R Street Fellow Alex Pollock appears at 1:06.
Money. We all use it, for exchange, for store of value, for identifying prices, and many other purposes and…

Why Did Isaac Newton Lose His Shirt in Financial Speculation? Author Alex Pollock Explains.

From Institute for New Economic Thinking:
In a conversation with the Institute for New Economic Thinking, author Alex J. Pollock explains why our flawed thinking leads us into financial and economic…

, Barron's
Given Enough Time
Alex J. Pollock

Randall W. Forsyth distorts Murphy’s celebrated law with a truncated version of it, writing “whatever can go wrong, will” (“Sometimes Things Can Go Right—and a Lot Did for the Stock Market…

, Law & Liberty
Actually, Sovereigns Do Go Broke
Alex J. Pollock

The ballooning debt of the United States government is an especially large and interesting case of sovereign debt. One chronicler of sovereign debt’s long, global, colorful history, Max Winkler,…

, Financial Times
Greenland gambit finds echo in US frontier deals
Alex J. Pollock

Theo Vermaelen’s ironic letter about the idea of purchasing Greenland (“Trump and Greenland: it’s a winner all around,” August 30) was fun, but ended with a serious point: “The current…

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