Posts Tagged ‘banking regulation’

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    The Top 19

    Mar 10, 10 • 393 Views • No Comments

    Are 19 banks “too big to fail?” Listening to Bloomberg radio, I heard that four banking firms control close to 50 percent of their industry’s assets, that the top 19 control 85 percent, and that the bottom 8000 control 15 per...  [read more]

  • Deja Vu Glass-Steagall?

    Jan 22, 10 • 351 Views • No Comments

    Thinking back to Glass Steagall (and related 1930s legislation) which was formally repealed in 1999 (summarized in “It’s Complicated”, my 1/17 blog), there were five problem areas that sound remarkably similar to today’s challenges: 1....  [read more]

  • It’s Complicated

    Jan 16, 10 • 420 Views • No Comments

    Oversimplification concerns me. Some people are saying we should resuscitate Glass-Steagall. Passed in 1933, the Glass-Steagall Act (Banking Act of 1933) prohibited commercial banks from engaging in investment banking activities and created the FDIC. Also a...  [read more]