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The AEI Takes its Regulatory Advice from Alan Greenspan – Bill Black

Mark J. Perry and Robert Dell’s February 24, 2011 article (“More Equity, Less Government: Rethinking Bank Regulation”) claims that the government caused the crisis and that the solution is to increase capital requirements and reduce government regulation. The authors are at an ultra-conservative “think” tank (AEI) dedicated to protecting elite CEOs from the “regulatory cops on the beat.”

Detroit, the Law, and Leonard Garment- Frederick J. Sheehan

The City of Detroit, Michigan’s petition for “bankruptcy protection and the adjustment of debts under chapter 9 of the United States Bankruptcy Code” (case number 13-53846 United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division), offers plenty of opportunity. Among the potential windfalls are to those who buy contracts at a discount, the clarity of bondholder claims, and the clarity of retiree benefit claims.