The Benefits of Financial Reform

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The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was signed into law by President Obama today.  Anyone who follows my blog has heard me clamor for years about the need for these types of reforms.  And, although this bill is far from perfect, it is very comprehensive and it addresses most of the critical […]

Why Banks are out of Control

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I just had an interesting comment debate with my buddy Matt over at the Online Investing AI Blog.  Matt’s a big fan of derivatives and a laissez-faire kind of guy.  He views government regulation with a heavy dose of skepticism.  I am not a big fan of cumbersome regulation myself.  But, I have become firmly convinced […]