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Charles W. Murdock

2011

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Save The Economy: Break Up The Big Banks And Shape Up The Regulators, Charles W. Murdock Oct 2011

Save The Economy: Break Up The Big Banks And Shape Up The Regulators, Charles W. Murdock

Charles W. Murdock

Save the Economy: Break Up the Big Banks and Shape Up the Regulators

The U.S. economy is still reeling from the financial crisis that exploded in the fall of 2008. This article asserts that the big banks were major culprits in causing the crisis, by funding the non-bank lenders that created the toxic mortgages which the big banks securitized and sold to unwary investors. Paradoxically, banks which were then too big to fail are even larger today.

The article briefly reviews the history of banking from the Founding Fathers to the deregulatory mindset that has been present since 1980 ...


The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform And Consumer Protection Act: What Caused The Financial Crisis And Will Dodd-Frank Succeed In Preventing Future Crises?, Charles W. Murdock Feb 2011

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform And Consumer Protection Act: What Caused The Financial Crisis And Will Dodd-Frank Succeed In Preventing Future Crises?, Charles W. Murdock

Charles W. Murdock

Summary: The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act: What Caused the Financial Crisis and Will Dodd-Frank Succeed in Preventing Future Crises?

We are still experiencing the devastating impact of the financial crisis which came to a head on September 18, 2008 when Secretary Paulson told Congressional leaders that “[u]nless you act, the financial system of this country and the world will melt down in a matter of days.”

To prevent future crises of this magnitude, last year Congress enacted the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. However, this year, legislation has already been introduced to ...