Friday, July 4, 2008

Round-table Discussion: How to Prevent the Next Bubble

From Prieur du Plessis of
Investment Postcards From the Edge

“The financial crisis has shown that markets are bubble-prone and that laissez-faire regulation doesn’t work. The authorities need to get a grip if we are to avoid a mega-bubble. But we may need an even deeper crisis for that to happen.” That is the conclusion of a fascinating round-table discussion just published by Prospect magazine.

The participants (from top left to bottom right) were: Mark Hannam who spent 12 years working in the City for the Bank of England, Citibank and Barclays; Jonathan Ford (chair), deputy editor of Prospect; John Gieve, deputy governor for financial stability of the Bank of England; Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator at the Financial Times; Anatole Kaletsky, an economic commentator and associate editor of the Times; and George Soros, chairman of Soros Fund Management.

click here for full text of this interesting article.

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