Monthly Archives: November 2011

Huntsman Wants to Repeal Dodd-Frank so he can Pass Title VII of Dodd-Frank

John Huntsman has released a page of info on his Financial Regulatory Reform. We talked about how it looks like he wants to repeal Dodd-Frank but then wants to pass Dodd-Frank’s resolution authority. Here’s another thing that is interesting in … Continue reading

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A Bit More on the Bloomberg Piece

Separate notes on the Bloomberg piece we just discussed. The piece is big on the six largest banks making a profit here.  But as I read their numbers: The six — JPMorgan, Bank of America, Citigroup Inc. (C), Wells Fargo & Co. … Continue reading

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Comparing the Federal Reserve’s Reaction to the Financial Crisis Versus the Unemployment Crisis

I never said Kudos to Charles Evans, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, for dissenting in the most recent FOMC meeting on behalf of the unemployed: “Voting against the action was Charles L. Evans, who supported additional policy accommodation at this … Continue reading

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Huntsman and the GOP Debate on Unwinding Too Big To Fail

James Pethokoukis at AEI: Jon Huntsman declares war on big banks and Too Big To Fail. There are a series of proposals, mostly surrounding taxes and caps on size, leverage and complexity.  The first bullet point, a cap on size relative … Continue reading

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Income Inequality, Loser Liberalism and the Progressive Assault on Laissez-Faire

I have a post at The Nation I hope you check out, Explainer: How Did Inequality in America Get So Bad? And What Can the Government Do to Fix It?  (There’s an audio interview that goes with it.) In the … Continue reading

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Frankel on Financial Regulation Funding and the Left

Jeff Frankel has a recent blog post, The Easy Question in Financial Regulation (h/t Mark Thoma).  There are two points I want to address in it, the first I agree with completely: The question of funding the U.S. financial regulators, the Securities … Continue reading

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The Relationship Between Tuition Costs and Faculty

Felix Salmon has a great post responding to Jim Surowiecki’s column on student loans, particularly the argument that prices are rising beacause of Baumol’s cost disease, that I wanted to highlight.  Surowiecki: “In other words, teachers today aren’t any more productive than they … Continue reading

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