Government Shakedown

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If financial institutions once did finance, now they seem to practice law.   And if regulators once did regulation, now they seem to raise capital. Government seems to be in a shakedown motion. The switch of roles was mostly a consequence of laws such as Dodd-Frank and many others that seem to become an opportunity for regulators to promote their careers, to jump to the private sector and a way to raise funds for the newly created Consumer … [Read more...]

Money Goes Where It’s Treated Best

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As the old saying goes “money goes where it's treated best.” And it is certainly true when it comes to regulating an industry. In regulating an industry, the government must treat money well in order to maintain the health of the companies under its jurisdiction. The regulation of the financial sector imposed by The Obama Administration will have tremendous negative consequences if the old proverb is not quickly learned. The negative effect … [Read more...]