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IN BRIEF

Financial Regulation Overhaul Gets through Senate

MAY 21, 2010

“The Senate on Thursday approved a far-reaching financial regulatory bill, putting Congress on the brink of approving a broad expansion of government oversight of the increasingly complex banking system and financial markets.” (New York Times, Friday)

Let the “unintended consequences” watch commence.

FEE Timely Classic
“Free-Marketeers Should Welcome Regulation? It Just Ain’t So!” by Peter Lewin

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