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May 13, 2015

Still Too Big to Fail: Opportunities for Regulatory Action Seven Years after the Bear Stearns’ Rescue

Avoiding another meltdown depends on the will of federal regulators to use the new powers they were granted in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. If they behave as if they are beholden to the banks, we will likely face a more severe crisis in the future. There are six important steps that regulators can take right now without the need for further Congressional action. For more information, read my latest report, “Still Too Big to Fail: Opportunities for Regulatory Action Seven Years after the Bear Stearns’ Rescue,” published by the Corporate Reform Coalition.

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In the wake of the financial meltdown in 2008, there were many who claimed it had been inevitable, that “no one saw it coming,” and that subprime borrowers were to blame.