Debt, Deflation, and Debacle: Of Private Debt Write-Down and Public Recovery

PRESENTATION April 9, 2013

Speaker / Author

Richard W. Vague

Richard Vague is a managing partner of Gabriel Investments, an early stage investment fund.  He is also Chairman of The Governor’s Woods Foundation, a non-profit philanthropic organization, and managing director of The Miletos Group.  Previously, he was co-founder, chairman and CEO of Energy Plus, an electricity and natural gas supply company operating in states throughout the U.S. that was sold to NRG Energy in 2011. Vague was also co-founder and CEO of two credit card companies - First USA, which grew to be the largest Visa issuer in the industry and was sold to Bank One in 1997, and Juniper ... Read More

Robert Hockett

Professor of Law at the Cornell University Law School

Robert Hockett joined the Cornell Law faculty in 2004. His principal teaching, research, and writing interests lie in the fields of organizational, financial, and monetary law and economics in both their positive and normative, as well as their national and transnational, dimensions. His guiding concern in these fields is with the legal and institutional prerequisites to a just, prosperous and sustainable economic order. A fellow of the Century Foundation and regular commissioned author for the New America Foundation, Hockett also does regular consulting work for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the International Monetary Fund, Americans for Financial Reform, the ... Read More