financial-regulation

Is there a conservative alternative to financial reform?

Conservatives have lots of critiques of Dodd-Frank. it's less clear if they have a plan to replace it.

  • Mike Konczal
  • ·
  • Dec 14, 2013
  • ·

The biggest problem with the Volcker rule

"I’m not confident this will be working 10 or 15 years from now," Sen. Jeff Merkley admits. "That depends very much on the folks who are working as regulators."

  • Ezra Klein
  • ·
  • Dec 11, 2013
  • ·

There are six big arguments against the Volcker Rule. Here’s why they’re wrong.

Addressing complaints such as: “The Volcker rule isn’t a fix-all for Wall Street’s ills."

  • Mike Konczal
  • ·
  • Dec 10, 2013
  • ·

The Volcker rule comes out Tuesday. Here’s how we’ll know if it’s any good.

The tricky part for regulators is figuring out how to tell the difference between “proprietary trading” and other legal activities.

  • Mike Konczal
  • ·
  • Dec 9, 2013
  • ·

Here’s what’s wrong with Rand Paul’s ‘Audit the Fed’ bill

Conservatives are now demanding a vote on Rand Paul’s Federal Reserve Transparency Act before they’ll consider Janet Yellen for the Fed.

  • Mike Konczal
  • ·
  • Nov 16, 2013
  • ·

The Tea Party thinks it hates Wall Street. It doesn’t.

When it comes to financial regulation, there are no substantial issues on which Tea Party Republicans differ from Wall Street.

  • Mike Konczal
  • ·
  • Oct 12, 2013
  • ·

Janet Yellen backed the repeal of Glass-Steagall in 1997. That’s not such a big deal.

The question is what Yellen thinks now.

  • Ezra Klein
  • ·
  • Sep 17, 2013
  • ·

Can Larry Summers play nice with other financial regulators?

After all, he's undermined other regulators before--in the 1990s, during a fight with Brooksley Born over derivatives.

  • Mike Konczal
  • ·
  • Aug 4, 2013
  • ·

Do you trust Larry Summers or Janet Yellen to police Wall Street?

The head of the Fed is the most powerful regulator -- and that's behind much of the Summers/Yellen fight.

  • Ezra Klein
  • ·
  • Aug 2, 2013
  • ·

Forget Larry Summers. What if Roger Ferguson took over the Fed?

The former Fed vice chair could end up with Bernanke's chair if Janet Yellen and Larry Summers' people knock each other out of contention. What kind of chair would he be?

  • Dylan Matthews
  • ·
  • Aug 1, 2013
  • ·

If Dodd-Frank doesn’t work, here are four things that could

The years 2009 and 2010 saw plenty of good ideas for financial reform floated but never passed.

  • Mike Konczal
  • ·
  • Jul 20, 2013
  • ·

Does Dodd-Frank work? We asked 16 experts to find out

Fans and skeptics weigh in on how the implementation of the landmark financial regulation law is going.

  • Mike Konczal
  • ·
  • Jul 20, 2013
  • ·

The feds are finally cracking down on ratings agencies. What took so long?

As the government's lawsuit against the rating agencies starts to take shape, let's look back at how the agencies were able to do so much damage in the first place.

  • Mike Konczal
  • ·
  • Jul 14, 2013
  • ·

Elizabeth Warren and John McCain want Glass-Steagall back. Should you?

Did we lose something when we abandoned the bill that kept commercial and investment banks separated?

  • Dylan Matthews
  • ·
  • Jul 12, 2013
  • ·

Can Bitcoin make peace with Washington?

Why Bitcoin proponents may have trouble reaching accord with regulators wary of the virtual currency.

  • Timothy B. Lee
  • ·
  • Jun 17, 2013
  • ·

Sherrod Brown and David Vitter have a new bipartisan bill to end Too Big to Fail. Here’s what it does.

Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and David Vitter (R-LA) aren't breaking up the big banks. But they are forcing them to protect themselves.

  • Mike Konczal
  • ·
  • Apr 9, 2013
  • ·

Is it already time to weaken Dodd-Frank?

On Wednesday, Republicans and Democrats on the House Agriculture Committee approved seven bills that would roll back parts of Dodd-Frank. The target? Derivatives regulation.

  • Mike Konczal
  • ·
  • Mar 23, 2013
  • ·

Sen. Sherrod Brown explains why he wants to break up the big banks

Mike Konczal interviews Sen. Sherrod Brown about his bipartisan(!) plan to break up the big banks.

  • Mike Konczal
  • ·
  • Mar 9, 2013
  • ·

Does Dodd-Frank really end ‘too big to fail’?

"The bottom line is Dodd-Frank didn't end too big to fail," Rep. Jeb Hensarling told Fox Business News. Okay then. So what does Dodd-Frank do, and what could we do instead?

  • Mike Konczal
  • ·
  • Mar 2, 2013
  • ·

Michael Lewis wants to break up the big banks. So do a lot of other people.

The author of "Liar's Poker" and "The Big Short" wants to break up the big banks. So do a lot of other people, including a surprising list of financial luminaries.

  • Ezra Klein
  • ·
  • Feb 4, 2013
  • ·
Load More