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My Letter to the Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal just published a letter of mine, Debt Bomb has Shorter Fuse Than Many Citizens Think (credit to them for the snappy title, and to my wife Corrina for invaluable editing).  I respond to the Journal’s recent editorial Obama’s … Continue reading

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“After the Taper” Slides Now Available

On November 3, I gave a talk titled “After the Taper: Risks for the Fed and the Treasury” to the Denver Chapter of the Global Association of Risk Professionals (“GARP”). We had an interesting mix of attendees from around the … Continue reading

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Adventures with the Treasury and the Fed

Last year, my wife and I put on an event to recognize the success of a fast-growing division of the Hunt Companies.  The event was held at the Boettcher Mansion on Lookout Mountain outside Denver.  Corrina, a sommelier and chef, … Continue reading

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Getting it Wrong on the Treasury and the Fed

On September 30, four Harvard scholars presented a new paper[1] about the U.S. Treasury and the Federal Reserve, at an event hosted by the Brookings Institution. The authors contend that the Treasury severely undermined the Fed, which has tried to … Continue reading

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The National Debt is Closer than it May Appear

Nate Silver, the star statistician who correctly called last year’s presidential election as well as almost every senate race, wrote an article last week titled What is Driving Growth in Government Spending?.  One factor he considered was the interest on … Continue reading

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Is the Treasury Really Going Long?

In football, a quarterback “goes long” by heaving the ball down the field. If the play succeeds, the team advances many yards and might even score a touchdown. If the play fails, a down is wasted and there might even … Continue reading

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Upcoming Talk on the National Debt

On Wednesday, October 24, I will give a talk to the Finance Club of the University of Colorado at Boulder.  The name of the talk is “A Professional’s Guide to the National Debt”, and it will be held at the … Continue reading

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