Federal Reserve must disclose bank bailout records. “The Federal Reserve Board must disclose documents identifying financial firms that might have collapsed without the largest U.S. government bailout ever, a federal appeals court said. The U.S. Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled today that the Fed must release records of the unprecedented $2 trillion U.S. loan program launched primarily after the 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. The ruling upholds a decision of a lower-court judge, who in August ordered that the information be released.”
American historian and best selling author Thomas Woods will be speaking at Trinity College tomorrow. At 4pm he'll talk about Catholic social teaching and the market economy, and then at 8pm he'll talk about Austrian business cycle theory, the financial crisis, and issues like that. Both events take place in Rittenberg Lounge, Mather Hall.
A 4-inch crucifixion-style nail dating from the time of Christ has been discovered in an ornate box at a fort that may have been a stronghold of knights who occupied Jerusalem during the Crusades, The Daily Mirror reports.
The newspaper quotes Christopher Macklin of the Knights Templar of Britannia as calling last summer's find "momentous."
He said evidence the nail had been handled a lot "indicates it was of great interest to many people" and that he believes the original Knights Templar thought it was a genuine artifact from Christ's crucifixion.