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not so fast

Yesterday I noted that the Basel Committee and the Financial Stability Board had issued reports challenging the complaints of bankers that stricter bank capital and liquidity rules and demonstrating the the proposed rules would make for healthier economic growth. I…

the new financial regulators

The Dodd-Frank Act has placed unprecedented responsibilities on the financial regulators to ensure financial stability and bank safety and to promote consumer protection. Many commentators have been skeptical of the reforms contained in the Act for this reason: after all,…

eleven pens

Last Wednesday, July 21, 2010, eighteen months after taking office, President Barack Obama used eleven pens to sign into law the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.  In the tradition of many Presidents before him, Obama…

extractive industries

First, thanks to Lawrence Baxter for inviting me here. I am a big fan of the new blog and its contributors. Re-energizing the conversation about regulation is an important task. I’ll mainly talk about health care regulation, but I thought…