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Dodd Frank Failures

Open Letter to The New York Times and the Star Tribune

Dear Editors of The New York Times and The Star Tribune: The Star Tribune, Minneapolis, Minnesota published an article, MF Global Woes Ripple Into the Heartland this week concerning the plight of Minnesota farmers who have had thousands of dollars, used for hedging their crops, frozen, due to the MF…

The Working Agenda for Tomorrow’s House Hearing on Costs of Dodd-Frank

The House Financial Services Committee on Oversight and Investigation will hold a hearing tomorrow afternoon on “The Costs of Implementing the Dodd-Frank Act:  Budgetary and Economic”. Here is the Majority of Americans Wish for a Working Agenda and Lively Debate What are the unbiased costs and implications of regulatory arbitrage…

Barney Frank’s Response to Congresswoman Bachmann’s Move to Repeal Dodd Frank

Congressman Barney Frank, ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee just released his response to Congresswoman Bachmann (R MN) move to repeal Dodd Frank.  Here is the text of Mr. Frank’s Press Release on January 6, 2010: Frank statement on Congresswoman Bachmann’s effort to repeal the Dodd-Frank Act  …

The Three Mistakes of TARP – FCIC, Show the American People that Regulatory Capture Has Ended

The Derivative Project wrote last week of regulatory capture.  Simon Johnson, MIT Economics Professor and former IMF official, outlined yesterday in his blog, Baseline Scenario , the three mistakes of TARP.  All of these mistakes are the result of regulatory capture.  We believe strongly the most significant of these mistakes…

“A Few Beers At Grand Central Station and a Few Four Letter Words”

We apologize to our readers.  CNBC took down their article from September 2010, “A Few Beers at Grand Central Station and a Few Four Letter Words” summarizing Wall Street’s views towards Dodd Frank and any regulation that would attempt to reign in their business model that ransacked the economy for…