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Dodd-Frank and Slow Growth

From The Wall Street Journal, Bernanke and the Slow-Growth Crew by Peter Wallison The regulations and restrictions on small banks have most acutely affected small businesses, particularly startups. Though most new employment in the U.S. economy comes from small business,…

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Glue In the Financial Machinery

from Phil Gramm in The Wall Street Journal, Dodd-Frank’s Nasty Double Whammy: Over the years the Federal Trade Commission and the courts defined what constituted “unfair and deceptive” financial practices. Dodd-Frank added the word “abusive” without defining it. The result:…

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The Economy Could Have Been a Lot Worse

The economy is weak and much of the reason is the growth restraints of Obama Care and the Dodd-Frank bill.  There are health insurance issues and financial issues that need to be addressed with legislation but these bills either addressed…

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Five Reasons the Jobs Bill Will Fail

The president’s jobs bill is a non starter, a desperate attempt to do something by doubling down on failed policies. Point  one– He offers tax breaks to workers by extending the reduction in FICA taxes, and making up the deficit…

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No Good Solution Will Come from a Bad Diagnosis

From  Dodd-Frank: Wrong, Wrong, Wrong by Contrad Black in the National Review online version 8/11/11 The two most offensive aspects of Dodd-Frank are that it is part of the concerted bipartisan effort of the entire political class to pretend that…

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The Trust Factor

More than a proper monetary policy and more than specific fiscal policies the greatest retardant of growth is a simple lack of trust. George W Bush’s tax cuts may have been a proper response to a dot.com crash, Y2K concerns,…

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Just Do Whatever You Want

In the June 2011 Commentary Wiliam Voegli writes Why Corporations Love Regulations An excerpt: The heart of the dispute over debit-card fees, for example, is a provision in last year’s Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ordering the…

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