Tag Archives: Federal Reserve

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AFR in the News: The Fed Was Supposed to Rein in Its Bailout Powers. Instead It Did This.

“The 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law required the Fed to restrict its emergency lending powers so that too-big-to-fail banks don’t expect the central bank to dole out easy money again in the event of another financial crisis,” writes Erika Eichelberger of Mother Jones. Three years later, the Fed has come out with a draft rule that “misses the mark,” interpreting “the statute in ways that minimize limits on emergency lending authority.”

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AFR Statement on Confirmation of Janet Yellen as Fed Chair

“We applaud the Senate’s confirmation of Janet Yellen as chair of the Federal Reserve Board. Americans for Financial Reform and our allies have been heartened by Yellen’s strongly expressed commitment to the Fed’s mission as a financial regulator and to an economy that works for ordinary people. Getting financial regulation right will be crucial to the realization of that goal.”

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NYTimes: In U.S. Monetary Policy, a Boon to Banks

June 29, 2011 By Jesse Eisinger, Propublica “The most pronounced development in banking today is that executives have become bolder as their business has gotten worse. The economy is clearly weaker than expected, and housing prices are falling throughout the land, eroding bank asset values.