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  • The Obama-Frank Systemic Risk Plan: Some Good and a Lot of Bad

    The Treasury Department and House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank have just released a highly complex 253 page draft bill that is supposed to deal with questions ranging from indentifying and dealing with systemic risk facing the financial services system, regulating and closing failing “too big to fail” financial … More

    Bernanke Makes The Right Call On Systemic Financial Risk

    One of the larger mistakes in the Obama financial regulatory reform package was its attempt to give the Federal Reserve additional powers so that it could in theory protect the economy from risks such as the housing bubble that could endanger the entire financial system. As we have argued in … More

    Obama Budget Recognizes the Need for More Retirement Savings

    While many aspects of the Obama budget are questionable and just plain wrong, they recognize the need for more Americans to be able to save for retirement. The budget includes the Automatic IRA, a cross-ideological proposal developed jointly by The Heritage Foundation and the Brookings Institution which will give up … More

    An Increased Range of Tools to Fight the Economic Crisis

    The economic rescue package that the House will vote on tomorrow provides federal regulators with a broader array of tools to fight the economic problems facing the nation than the version that was defeated Monday. As the effects of the crisis continue to spread, these additional tools are likely to … More

    Now Is Time to Focus on Solutions for Social Security

    “There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long-range risks of comfortable inaction.” –John F. Kennedy “We are increasingly concerned about inaction on the financial challenges facing the Social Security and Medicare programs. The longer we wait to address these challenges, the more limited … More