What does the future hold for regulating Wall Street?
Regardless of who wins today's election, both Barack Obama and John McCain have staked out different positions on issues involving economic regulation -- and each is very different than the outgoing president.
The Economists' Voice looks at what we might expect in the post-Bush era:
While the presidential candidates have been diverted by critical issues ranging from Barack Obama's taste in lettuce to John McCain's condo, it's hard to deny that, once elected, serious questions involving economic regulation--everything from housing finance to alternative energy mandates--will be front and center. And here, at least, the divisions are clear: Obama would use a heavy hand to push the economy back on track, while McCain would do his best to put the free back in free markets.
Or maybe not.
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