David Smick

global financial market strategist

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Global-policy advisor to many hedge funds; founder and editor of the International Economy magazine and author of The World is Curved: Hidden Dangers to the Global Economy

David Smick on KCRW

President Obama will likely propose another huge investment of public money in private banks and brokerages houses.  The mismanagement that caused them to collapse has made them very…

Getting the Biggest Bang from the Next Bailout

President Obama will likely propose another huge investment of public money in private banks and brokerages houses.  The mismanagement that caused them to collapse has made them very…

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Big chunks of America's biggest banks are now owned by the taxpayers and, with billions more bailout money to come, they're going to own more.

Getting the Biggest Bang from the Next Bailout

Big chunks of America's biggest banks are now owned by the taxpayers and, with billions more bailout money to come, they're going to own more.

from To the Point

President-elect Obama said today that America's economic crisis is " no accident of history ."  He decried "an era of irresponsibility" from Wall Street to Washington.   But he said…

A Political Salesman Lays It on the Line

President-elect Obama said today that America's economic crisis is " no accident of history ."  He decried "an era of irresponsibility" from Wall Street to Washington.   But he said…

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