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John Downs

John Downs

Contributor since: 08 Jul 2010


John Downs is the Assistant Manager of the Los Angeles branch of Euro Pacific Capital. He holds degrees in History and Political Science from the University of California at Davis.

  • Mortgage Crisis Goes Primetime

    Published 01 November 2011 | viewed 0 times

    A near-death experience often provides needed perspective to effectuate real change. But no matter how often the over-regulated and over-subsidized US banking sector flirts with…

  • Should We Cheer The FHFA Lawsuit?

    Published 08 September 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Tonight, the NFL season will begin. One of the best aspects of this national spectacle is the fierce competition of evenly matched teams, any one…

  • The Symptoms of Nuclear Hysteria

    Published 11 April 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Imagine you invented a machine that revolutionized travel. You know your invention could cut local and long distance travel time substantially and vastly improve the…

  • Not Too Big For Fraud

    Published 11 November 2010 | viewed 0 times

    As a mortgage broker during the manic years of the housing boom, I witnessed reckless financial practices on a wide scale. As a result, I…

  • In the Shadow of the Dragon

    Published 08 July 2010 | viewed 0 times

    Although China is not the biggest economy in the world by GDP, (it is third, after growing a remarkable 8.7 percent last year), its exports…