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Conservatives and Libertarians should Support the Return of Glass-Steagall – William K. Black

Glass-Steagall prevented a classic conflict of interest that we know frequently arises in the real world. Commercial banks are subsidized through federal deposit insurance. Most economists support providing deposit insurance to commercial banks for relatively smaller depositors. I am not aware of any economists who support federal “deposit” insurance for the customers of investment banks or the creditors of non-financial businesses.

After 14 Years of Free-for-All, Glass-Steagall Is Back- Shah Gilani – Money Morning

Three cheers for Elizabeth Warren!

Yesterday she launched a wire-guided Scud missile at the too-big-to-fail banks.

The freshman senator from Massachusetts, formerly a Harvard Law School professor specializing in bankruptcy law, introduced her “21st Century Glass-Steagall Act” co-sponsored with Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), and Angus King (I-Maine).

Elizabeth Warren: ‘That’s the strongest argument for a modern Glass-Steagall’ – The Washington Post

Ezra Klein interviews Elizabeth Warren- who chaired Congressional oversight panel on TARP and who is now running for the Senate in Massachusetts. EK: I agree that complexity is where lobbyists and lawyers work their dark magic. But when I talk to people in the industry about this, they say that simple rules sound great, but…