Banking regulations could help lead to crisis

The situation in Greece seems to have blown over for now, and China’s stock market has been pushed to the back burner. If these things can’t or won’t start a global financial crisis, what could or would?

A001372acd7d3114d39f80ffter the 2008 financial crisis, Washington was up in arms about the risks it perceived banks had taken, and wanted to something, anything, about it. Well-intentioned, but not necessarily financially savvy, politicians drew up a litany of new regulations to make sure the big bad banks didn’t make the same mistakes again everyone will blame then?  (Read the full article as previously published in the Montgomery Advertiser Saturday July 18th…)

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