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Deregulation by a Different Name: Conservatives Still Think Wall Street Should Do as it Pleases

Unrepentant for causing the housing and financial crises, conservatives look for new ways to prevent financial regulators from doing their job, writes Pat Garofalo.

By Pat Garofalo | Tuesday, February 1, 2011

President Obama Outlines Vision for Regulation: New Directives Strike the Right Balance

Reece Rushing examines the president’s new reforms as the Obama administration braces for conservative attacks.

By Reece Rushing | Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A Win-Win on Regulatory Reform

Jitinder Kohli sets out five lessons for the Obama administration from his experience working on similar reforms in Britain.

By Jitinder Kohli | Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Need for a New Antitrust Paradigm in Health Care

David Balto testifies before the House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Courts and Competition Policy about testify about antitrust enforcement in the health care industry.

By David Balto | Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Facts vs. Fiction: Conservatives Claims About Small Business Taxes Are Bogus

Pat Garofalo details why conservative claims about tax breaks for the wealthy and tax breaks for small businesses are nearly completely fictitious.

By Pat Garofalo | Monday, November 15, 2010

True North

book_alt2 icon Report Report from David Min provides insight into why Canada didn't see the same, painful housing bubble as the United States and what we can learn from it.

By David Min | Thursday, August 26, 2010

Antitrust Enforcement Agencies Face Unprecedented Challenges

SOURCE: Center for American Progress CAP fellow David Balto testifies before the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Courts and Competition Policy. Read the testimony (CAP Action). Chairman Johnson, Ranking Member Coble and other members of the committee, I am David Balto, a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, where my work focuses on […]

By David Balto | Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Congress’s Work Is Not Done

The public will likely approve of Congress’s recent passage of financial reform, but they also want Congress to take action on unemployment, observes Ruy Teixeira.

By Ruy Teixeira | Monday, July 19, 2010

This Week in Congress: July 12 – 16, 2010

Congress this week tried to wrap up financial regulatory reform and discusses small businesses, energy manufacturing, and Elena Kagan's nomination.

Monday, July 12, 2010

A Last Bid to Protect Wall Street

Pat Garofalo parses conservatives' last arguments against the Dodd-Frank bill as they dodge responsibility for the crisis they created while protecting Wall Street.

By Pat Garofalo | Monday, July 12, 2010

Fixing Wall Street, Protecting Main Street

The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act will do just that, writes Pat Garofalo, which is why it needs to become the law of the land.

By Pat Garofalo | Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Getting Financial Regulation Right

play_alt icon Video Pat Garofalo discusses why we need financial regulation, what should be included in a final bill, and how those provisions would lead to a stronger, safer financial system.

By Pat Garofalo | Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Show Us the Money

book_alt2 icon Report Report from Sima Gandhi argues that investors deserve clear information about executive compensation and explains how to get there.

By Sima J. Gandhi | Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Making Health Care Competition Work

book_alt2 icon Report David Balto outlines antitrust measures that will help ensure health insurance reform is transparent and effective.

By David Balto | Friday, June 25, 2010

Making the Volcker Rule Count

A proprietary trading ban free from exemptions and carve outs is a necessary part of building a stable postcrisis financial system, writes Pat Garofalo.

By Pat Garofalo | Wednesday, June 23, 2010