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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Obama to Spar with Sarkozy Over Financial Regulation


“Two very different visions on how to regulate markets and prevent the next world economic crisis will clash when President Obama hosts French President Nicolas Sarkozy at the White House on Tuesday. Even as Mr. Obama spars with congressional Republicans over tougher regulations of the U.S. financial markets, he faces criticism from Mr. Sarkozy and other Western European leaders that Washington is being too timid, criticisms that Mr. Sarkozy repeated in only slightly veiled form the day before his Washington stop.” (Washington Times, Tuesday)

Some debate: more regulation versus even more regulation.

FEE Timely Classic
“The Pretense of Regulatory Knowledge “ by Sheldon Richman