Author Michael S. Barr commends the steps the Obama administration has taken to make the financial system safer but argues that further reforms need to be enacted to create a system that works for all Americans.
Some members of Congress are trying to pass concessions for big financial institutions under the guise of protections for community banks.
Michael Barr discusses Europe's last chance to tackle its economic woes.
CAPAF's Michael S. Barr testifies on ending too big to fail before the House Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit.
Michael S. Barr details why the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act requires full congressional funding.
Michael Barr discusses the importance of risk retention rules in housing finance reform.
Michael Barr argues in The Hill that we need a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that’s got the independence it needs to be accountable to the American people.
CAPAF's Michael Barr testifies before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform about initiatives to strengthen financial markets.
The Bush administration can take steps now to help troubled homeowners while Congress prepares to enact more targeted measures, writes Michael S. Barr.
Senate Banking Committee must ask Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson why he won’t stop harmful home foreclosures, write Michael S. Barr and Sarah Rosen Wartell.
Issue Brief Selling loans and loan pools to new owners would help stabilize housing prices, write Michael Barr and James A. Feldman.
CAP's Michael Barr testifies before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on a plan to deal with the housing crisis.
Michael S. Barr is a Nonresident Senior Fellow at American Progress. He is also the Roy F. and Jean Humphrey Proffitt professor of law at the University of Michigan Law School, as well as a professor of public policy at the University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, the faculty director of […]