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Charles Koch Institute Hosts: James G. Rickards – ‘The Financial Crisis and its Lessons – Five Years On

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Charles Koch Institute Hosts: James G. Rickards – ‘The Financial Crisis and its Lessons – Five Years On
Start:
September 10, 2013 6:00 pm
End:
September 10, 2013 8:00 pm
Category:
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Organizer:
Charles Koch Institute
Updated:
August 28, 2013
Venue:
Downtown
Address:
DC, United States

 

 

The Financial Crisis and its Lessons – Five Years On


Present dangers and future threats

 

James G. Rickards
Author, Currency Wars:
The Making of the Next Global Crisis



Tuesday, September 10

Downtown Washington, D.C.*



6:30 PM
Guest Arrival

6:45 PM
Remarks and Q&A
Remarks to be followed by drinks and hors d’oeuvres

 

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*Location to be announced prior to event.

 

Five years ago, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke warned members of Congress that without an emergency bailout for Wall Street “we may not have an economy on Monday.”  Lehman Brothers collapsed, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were placed into conservatorship, and AIG was seized by the federal government. In providing nearly $1 trillion to Wall Street, President George W. Bush said that he “abandoned free market principles to save the free market system.”

 

Did we save the free market system or merely allow the Federal Reserve to forestall yet another economic catastrophe? Author and managing director of Tangent Capital James G. Rickards has claimed that the Federal Reserve is “playing with a nuclear reactor.” As the Bernanke-era draws to a close, Rickards will discuss the Fed chairman’s legacy, the inherent vulnerabilities facing the U.S. dollar, and the challenges ahead for the new occupant at the Eccles Building.

 

The first 100 attendees will each receive a signed copy of Rickards’ New York Times best seller, Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis.

 

The Charles Koch Institute is a 501(c)(3) educational organization that gives professionals and students opportunities to turn their passion for economic freedom into careers through professional education programs. These opportunities include the Koch Internship Program, the Koch Associate Program, and Liberty@Work™.  The Charles Koch Institute admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.  For more information on these programs visit www.CharlesKochInstitute.org.

 

 

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