Former community banker and occasional contributor to this blog, Pat Dalrymple, has a column in a local Colorado newspaper that contains his banking business predictions for 2015. Pat invites readers to call him out at year end if any of his prognostications fail to pan out.
While you need to read them all in monthly order to get their full flavor, here's just a taste:
In April maverick Sen. Elizabeth Warren will introduce a bill to squeeze bankers out of banking, commenting that “War is too important to entrust to generals, and banking is much to vital to leave to bankers.”
Then, in May, in accordance with Ms. Warren’s legislation, Paris Hilton will be nominated to be Chairperson of the Federal Reserve. In reply to a reporter’s question, Ms. Hilton will say, “Hey, Alan Greenspan said he didn’t see the Financial Crisis coming. Neither did I, so I guess I’m as qualified as he was.”
Yeah, baby! Working Liz Warren and Paris Hilton into successive paragraphs. That's my kind of snark forecasting!