Articles by Vic Patane

Confessions Of A Keynesian Enabler

(By Vic Patane) For nearly 25 years I was involved in the creative structuring and issuance of debt. Real estate loans, municipal bonds, economic growth programs, deficit restructuring obligations, fiscal year adjustment bonds, tobacco recovery bonds, and revenue anticipation notes.  They all had one thing in common, DEBT. One particular past endeavor recently punched me…

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(By Vic Patane) It is a great pleasure to offer my prospective to Steve and his readers.  I’m not suggesting to compete with SRSrocco regarding his unparalleled level of diligence and fact finding yet perhaps I can add an additional perspective on certain topics. The long Memorial Day weekend provided some real excitement in the…

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