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This is part of a series on The Hearing called "Making Financial Regulation Work." The guest post is from Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. One of the major debates around President Obama’s plan for reforming the financial system is over who should be given the job of regulating systemic risk. This debate is fundamentally misguided. We already have an unofficial systemic risk regulator, or SRR: the Federal Reserve Board. The problem is that it did not do its job when it allowed an $8 trillion housing bubble to grow unchecked. The Fed has always perceived addressing problems of ...
In certain areas, decisions are taken by independent supranational institutions, while in others, they are made through negotiation between member states. Important institutions of the EU include the European Commission , the Council of the European Union , the European Council , the Court of Justice of the European Union , and the European Central Bank . The European Parliament is elected every five years by EU citizens . The EU traces its origins from the European Coal and Steel Community formed among six countries in 1951 and the Treaty of Rome formed in 1957 by the same states. Since then, it has grown in size through ...
making financial regulation work: overseeing lending
This is part of a series on The Hearing called "Making Financial Regulation Work." This guest post was written by Georgia Tech professor Dan Immergluck. The White House has floated a proposal to replace the somewhat byzantine arrangement of federal banking regulators with one agency, essentially by combining the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Office of Thrift Supervision . It would leave systemic risk regulation and resolving insolvent institutions to two other agencies that currently supervise banks -- the Federal Reserve and the FDIC. The initiative has already met with stiff resistance from some ... market research, surveys and trends
making financial regulation work: the elephants of banking
This is part of a series on The Hearing called "Making Financial Regulation Work." The guest post is from Shawn Bayern, assistant professor of law at Florida State University, and Zephyr Teachout, associate professor of law at Fordham University. Two weeks ago, the Obama administration put forward a set of proposals to reform the financial industry. As others have pointed out, it’s a fairly mild response to the most severe financial failure since the Great Depression. One of the biggest gaps in the proposal is that it fails to address the problem of scale in the financial sector. Mega-banks, with massive power, made a ... market research, surveys and trends


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We think that this format will allow more in-depth analysis of key policy issues than the blog format of The Hearing. Simon and James will no longer be posting to The Hearing; however, all previous posts will remain accessible here. Today's column discusses the current debate over health-care reform, focusing on why many Americans feel comfortable with their current health care coverage -- and why they probably shouldn't. By Terri Rupar  |  August 11, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0) Posted at 2:00 PM ET, 08/ 4/2009 Now that the Senate Finance ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Not Paying the Mortgage, Yet Stuck With the Keys -
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Financial reform law: What's in it and how does it work?
President Barack Obama signs the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection financial overhaul bill at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington on July 21. Charles Dharapak/AP Enlarge By Peter Grier , Staff Writer / July 21, 2010 Washington The financial reform bill signed into law by President Obama Wednesday constitutes a sweeping attempt to reallocate power from Wall Street to Washington and prevent future financial crises. Skip to next paragraph Will it work? The full answer to that question won’t be known for years to come. Some critics say the new law just creates unnecessary bureaucracy and ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Big Brother Arrives
Yes, it's been exactly one year since the president announced that the police "acted stupidly" despite the fact that he didn't have all the facts on the arrest of his buddy in Cambridge. We're seeing that same style of decision-making coming from the White House to this day, most recently in the form of the Shirley Sherrod fiasco. It's one of the defining characteristics of this administration: When race is involved, act quickly, act erratically, act before you have the facts and then call the other side racist when it becomes obvious you've screwed up. Remember: In liberation theology there is ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Shawn J. Bayern
Shawn Bayern & Zephyr Teachout, Making Financial Regulation Work: The Elephants of Banking, WASHINGTON. POST: THE HEARING, June 29, 2009. ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Financial Regulatory Reform: A New Foundation
Financial Protection Agency (CFPA), with the authority and accountability to make sure that consumer protection regulations are written fairly and enforced ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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