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Format: 07-25-2014
Format: 07-25-2014
The Volcker Rule is a requirement in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 that is sometimes referred to as a “mini-Glass-Steagall.” It is based on the same principle...
December 9, 2013 | Explainer |
The City of Detroit’s bankruptcy was driven by a severe decline in revenues (and, importantly, not an increase in obligations to fund pensions). Depopulation and long-term unemployment caused Detroit...
November 20, 2013 | Report |
Three years have passed since David (the American public) defeated Goliath (the big banks) and the Dodd-Frank Act became law. Implementation staggers forward and there have been some recent...
July 21, 2013 | Policy Brief |
This is the third of several papers examining the underlying validity of the assertion that regulation of the financial markets is unduly burdensome. These papers assert that the value of the...
June 13, 2013 | Report |
On March 15, 2013, the Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations held hearings on the London Whale scandal. The indomitable and indefatigable Chairman Carl Levin, ably supported by the...
March 19, 2013 | Report |
My name is Wallace Turbeville. I am a Senior Fellow at Demos, a national public policy organization working to reduce political and economic inequality, advancing a vision of a country where we all...
March 14, 2013 | Testimony |
Demos strongly urges the members of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee to vote in favor of confirming Richard Cordray to direct the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for a full term. Director...
March 11, 2013 | Advocacy Letter |
This is the second of a series of articles, entitled “The Financial Pipeline Series”, examining the underlying validity of the assertion that regulation of the financial markets reduces their...
March 8, 2013 | Report |
This is the first article in the “Financial Pipeline Series,” which will examine the underlying validity of the assertion that regulation of the financial markets reduces their efficiency. These...
December 5, 2012 | Report |
What does the acronym, “LIBOR,” stand for? The “London Inter-bank Offered Rate.” What does LIBOR represent? LIBOR is promoted as representing the average interest rate that large banks can borrow...
July 17, 2012 | Policy Brief |