A Bipartisan Solution To Endorse: Breaking Up the Big Banks

By: Monday June 4, 2012 9:30 am

James Pethokoukis, a columnist for the American Enterprise Institute, writes in the pages of the Weekly Standard in favor of a breakup of the big banks. He doesn’t get to that conclusion the way I would get to that conclusion, but the fact he does may signal a potential transpartisan alliance on going after the big banks.


Do We Need Glass-Steagall or Smaller Bank Size? Why Not Both And More?

By: Monday May 14, 2012 1:30 pm

Whale trade, proponents of stiffer regulation on Wall Street than what was ushered in with Dodd-Frank have offered a variety of solutions, including reenacting Glass Steagal or making banks smaller. All of them could be beneficial in tandem to reduce risk and political influence from the financial system.

Dallas Fed Proclaims: “Break Up the Banks”

By: Friday March 23, 2012 6:01 am

The Dallas Federal Reserve Bank released a report yesterday calling for the end of “Too Big To Fail” and the breakup of the largest and most systemically important banks.

In a letter signed by Richard Fisher, the conservative president of the bank, he endorses the research report, and he says that the Dodd-Frank law did not do nearly enough to end the dynamic of Too Big to Fail, and that more must be done immediately to reach this outcome.

Thomas Hoenig for Fed Chairman

By: Sunday December 13, 2009 8:00 am

With the renomination of the current Federal Reserve chairman meeting some opposition, now is the time to start thinking about who might be a good replacement.

For more on pruning back executive power see Pruning Shears.

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