Links: 2010-01-12

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Feature Link: A New Tax on Banks and Bankers? –

Simon Johnson, Bert Ely, Judy Samuelson and I each gave our view on a proposed banker tax for the Editors at the New York Times’ Room for Debate. Bert and I are against and Simon is for. 

Today’s Bread & Circus feature: Rod Blagojevich: ‘I’m blacker than Obama’

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Edward Harrison is the founder of Credit Writedowns and a former career diplomat, investment banker and technology executive with over twenty five years of business experience. He has also been a regular economic and financial commentator on BBC World News, CNBC Television, Business News Network, CBC, Fox Television and RT Television. He speaks six languages and reads another five, skills he uses to provide a more global perspective. Edward holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College.