Trump Signs Bi-Partisan Dodd-Frank Reform

by Steve MacDonald May 25, 2018

Dodd-Frank was an epic act of overreach based on opportunity. Democrats like federal regulations. The Housing bubble they created burst and ta-da! The Majority Democrat congress saw an opportunity to give their big-bank backers a lift by screwing over all the other banks. Dodd-Frank was born, pushed through Congress, and signed by Obama. Big Banks and their […]

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Notable Quote – John Cochrane

by Skip May 17, 2017

Now, the critique of an increasingly rent-seeking society echoes from both the Left and the libertarians.  Rent-seeking is a big problem.  Cronyism is a big problem.  George Stigler finds a lot to agree with in Joe Stiglitz.  As do Milton Friedman, James Buchanan, and so forth. But now comes the most astounding lack of logic […]

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Scott Brown: remember, he was the vote that gave us Dodd-Frank (the Obamacare of the finance world)

by Skip July 21, 2014

From Daniel Horowitz, a reminder of what a horrible mess Dodd-Frank is.  Remember, the “Frank” part was Barney Frank, the uber Leftist Congressman from MA! Here are some of the worst aspects: Too Big to Fail: – Title I of the bill created a new permanent bailout regime, the Financial Stability Oversight Council.  This institution would […]

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Obama couldn’t avoid his record … or What went down Chris Mathews’s leg?

by Don October 4, 2012

That wasn’t a tingle going down Chris Matthews’s leg during the Presidential debate. Apparently four years of media worship, avoiding meaningful questions, and reliance on teleprompters are not great debate preparation. Consequently, the Obama campaign failed to set expectations low enough for President Obama. President Obama must have expected to be able to keep the […]

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