Dr. Randall Germain is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science, at Carleton University, Canada. His latest book “Global Politics & Financial Governance” talks about how the financial crisis prompted many to ask how financial systems from America and Iceland to Russia and Hungary could have been so misgoverned that their near collapse plunged the entire world into recession. Randall Germain assesses what needs to be done, and by whom, to avoid a repetition of what he calls the ‘great freeze’.
Mike “Mish” Shedlock is a registered investment advisor representative for SitkaPacific Capital Management. Sitka Pacific is an asset management firm whose goal is strong performance and low volatility, regardless of market direction. His global economics blog which typically has commentary every day of the week can be found at mishtalk.com @MishGEA