Beware of Bank Regulations Curtailing Credit

By Jennifer Moreale
As Diana Furchtgott-Roth of the Manhattan Institute points out, there is widespread hostility towards the financial sector even though: 140 banks failed in 2009 regulators and Congress encouraged banks to make high-risk loans many banks were required by Hank Paulson to take the TARP money in 2008 all but one large bank repaid TARP funds...

TAGS: Barack Obama, Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Financial Crisis Responsibility Fee, Jason Zweig, Manhattan Institute, Volcker Rule

Volker Rule Offers More, Not Necessarily Better, Regulation of Banks

By Jennifer Moreale
“If these folks want a fight, it’s a fight I’m ready to have,” said President Obama as he emphasized his campaign against Wall Street. Following up on the after-TARP tax, Obama is introducing the Volker Rule to impose tougher regulations on the financial sector. The Volcker rule will cap the size and scope of banks,...

TAGS: Bailouts, Banks, Barack Obama, Financial Reform, Jason Zweig, Nicole Gelinas, Troubled Asset Relief Program, Volcker Rule, Wall Street