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Are you TRYING to create a bank panic? Part 4, “two weeks later the bank collapses anyway”

29 March, 2013 (09:00) | Banks, Capital markets, Cyprus, Euro, Global news, Innovations, Merkel, Recapitalization, Regulation, Russia, Theft, Workouts |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.]   By:David A. Smith   As we’ve seen up to now, by last weekend the first Cypriot deposit-theft bank recapitalization plan had blown up in the public markets, and so Europe’s fiscal leaders were aggressively pursuing a second Cypriot deposit theft bank recapitalization […]

Are you TRYING to create a bank panic? Part 3, “to be convincing, they probably need to be true”

28 March, 2013 (09:00) | Banks, Capital markets, Cyprus, Euro, Global news, Innovations, Merkel, Recapitalization, Regulation, Russia, Theft, Workouts |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.]   By:David A. Smith   As we saw yesterday, by the time last week ended, the Eurocrats who were trying to force the Cypriot government to inflict pain upon itself and its depositors had become so cocooned in their own debates and internal arguments that […]

Are you TRYING to create a bank panic? Part 2, “this deal broke all the rules*”

27 March, 2013 (11:13) | Banks, Capital markets, Cyprus, Euro, Global news, Innovations, Merkel, Recapitalization, Regulation, Russia, Theft, Workouts |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   By:David A. Smith   As we saw yesterday, in one thoroughly dishonest and breathtakingly stupid action, the European Union’s economic leaders showed themselves willing to be arbitrary and punitive, as well as outright thieves, by seeking to confiscate Cypriot depositors’ money so as to them who’s boss in this […]

Are you TRYING to create a bank panic? Part 1, “theft, pure and simple”

26 March, 2013 (11:51) | Banks, Capital markets, Cyprus, Euro, Global news, Innovations, Merkel, Recapitalization, Regulation, Russia, Theft, Workouts |

By: David A. Smith   [Background: As I write this, Tuesday morning, events in Cyprus are still not settled, and even last week’s activity has been inconsistently reported.  So I’m going to consume the remainder of this week sorting through what happened last week, in hopes that next week we can make sense of what is […]

Privileging the frank: Part 4, If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some

25 March, 2013 (09:00) | Adaptive reuse, Advocacy, Economics, Historic, Housing, Infrastructure, Networks, Post office, Rehab, Tax credits, Zoning |

[Concluded from yesterday’s Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.]   By:David A. Smith   If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some. – Benjamin Franklin, Postmaster General   Once it becomes inevitable that some post offices will be closed, as we have seen by critiquing […]