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Replace bailouts with “bail ins”

In We’ll Always have Basel The Wall Street Journal reports on the work to raise capital standards to avert future bank meltdowns.  One of the more interesting concepts is a “bail in”: The idea is to set very high capital

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Financial Regulation: The Solution is the Problem

George Melloan writes in The Wall Street Journal,  The Lessons of Basel’s Bean Counters Summarized: In 1988 the banking regulators from  20 leading industrial nations of the International Monetary Fund met in Switzerland and created Basel I to create a

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