Regulation

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Walter Williams, a professor of economics for George Mason University, speaks on the deregulation (or lack-thereof) that led to the financial crisis. The original video can be fond on LibertyPen.com.

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010
"Just pretending that we can continue with the same monetary policy, the same Federal Reserve system, and all these guarantees sort of concedes that we're going to have another bubble.
Wednesday, August 18th, 2010
"On Sunday, September 7, the United States government took control of more than half the U.S.
Friday, July 23rd, 2010
"A minor rule change in the law unexpectedly shut down the market for selling new bundles of car loans and consumer loans after bond issuers, ratings agencies and the Securities and Exchange Commission found themselves caught in a tangle of old and new regulations.
Wednesday, July 7th, 2010
"The Congressional Conference Committee worked all night on Friday, June 25, finally quitting at 5:37 in the morning, so that President Obama could go to the G-20 Summit in Canada saying that Congress had finished a bill.
Friday, July 2nd, 2010
On Wednesday, I posted a link to F.A. Hayek’s “The Use of Knowledge in Society”.
Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
"The peculiar character of the problem of a rational economic order is determined precisely by the fact that the knowledge of the circumstances of which we must make use never exists in concentrated or integrated form but solely as the dispersed bits of incomplete and frequently contradictory k
Monday, June 28th, 2010
"A summary of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, released Saturday by the House Financial Services Committee. The legislation is expected to come before Congress next week for a final vote. 1. Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
Thursday, June 3rd, 2010
"In two weeks, I am supposed to speak on a panel entitled "Financial Re-regulation." My question is, what re-regulation? To me, re-regulation means you would reverse some step that you took toward deregulation. But the new financial reform bill does not reverse any of those steps, as far as I know.
Tuesday, May 25th, 2010
"The financial regulatory bill is a “disaster,” and its proposed consumer protection agency would create a Fannie and Freddie “on steroids,” Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H. told CNBC on Monday.
Thursday, May 20th, 2010
"In a recent column, Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman claimed that the government needs to have two important duties in finance. First, it must keep interest rates low; second, it must strictly regulate where the newly created money goes.
Monday, May 3rd, 2010
"Beginning in the mid-1990s, home prices in many American cities began a decade-long climb that proved to be an irresistible opportunity for investors. Along the way, a lot of people made a great deal of money.
Friday, April 30th, 2010
"The rescue package requested by Greece will, if endorsed, buy the eurozone six months, perhaps a year at most. By then, the Greek government will have exhausted the aid and be forced to ask for more or to borrow at astronomical rates.
Tuesday, April 20th, 2010
Free markets depend on truth telling. Prices must reflect the valuations of consumers; interest rates must be reliable guides to entrepreneurs allocating capital across time; and a firm's accounts must reflect the true value of the business.
Tuesday, April 20th, 2010
"While, in hindsight, some of the data available to the Federal Reserve and other authorities gave notice of the financial crisis, more data and a different approach to analyzing them are needed if a reliable 'early warning system' for future crises is to be developed, according to research by Feder
Thursday, April 1st, 2010
"The new requirements form part of new guidance from the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) to counteract irresponsible lending. '[We] expect all consumer credit businesses to fully comply with both the word and spirit of this guidance,' the OFT said.

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