In the past several days, bank regulation was back in the news – particularly in the wake of JP Morgan Chase losing two billion in funds through risky bets. Proponents of more government intervention say this means the Dodd-Frank bill didn't go far enough.
Free-market advocates say more tinkering from Uncle Sam is the last thing we need. American Bankers Association President Frank Keating says the government has to have a regulatory role any time taxpayer money is being used to back up bank funds. However, Keating believes the lessons from the 2008 financial crisis have been learned and that banks don't need excessive hovering from regulators.
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