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Regulatory Capture

Jason Linkins

Some Atlanta Educators Just Learned A Cynical Lesson About Accountability In America

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.03.2015 | Politics

It isn't every day that people who abuse their positions of authority are held accountable for wrongdoing. Actually, to be statistically precise about...

The Privatization Dilemma: Regulatory Crisis in the Philippines and Emerging Markets

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 04.06.2014 | Business
Richard Javad Heydarian

To privatize, or not to privatize -- this is a fundamental question facing the Philippines, and many other similarly-situated emerging markets, which face increasingly unaffordable public services after decades of aggressive privatization.

Regulatory Capture of the FCC -- Time to Clean House

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.25.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

AT&T, with the help of Verizon and the cable companies have 'captured' the FCC -- and have been able to get the federal agency to create and shape a working group designed specifically to remove all regulations and obligations.

Jason Linkins

SEC 'Courageously Assails' Small Ratings Agency, Leaves Downturn Culprits Unmolested

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.03.2012 | Business

If you're like me, you may have noticed the curious way our Wall Street watchdogs tend to operate. For example, a comparison: Harry Markopolos can gif...

Captive Regulators Contributed to Oil and Financial Disasters

Ted Kaufman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ted Kaufman

As we've learned over the last two years, when regulators fail, it is the American people who pay the price.

Protecting Our Government From Corporate Influence

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse

We should allow our top national law officer, the Attorney General of the United States, to step in and clean house whenever an agency or element of government is no longer credibly independent of the industry it is intended to regulate.

Paying The Price Of Fragmented Regulation

Robert Teitelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Teitelman

In the run-up to testimony by Bank of America chief Ken Lewis on the Merrill Lynch & Co. affair, e-mails are suddenly leaking from the Beltway colander, though their ultimate source, strangely enough, is that opaque wonderland, the Federal Reserve.

How Should We Think About Bank Lobbying?

Robert Teitelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Teitelman

Reporters: Lay out the interests and report the bank lobbying and the money. Do it until readers nod off, which may be soon. It ain't pretty, but it's all we've got.

Regulatory Reform Leaks Begin

Robert Teitelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Teitelman

Will an all-powerful Fed retain its traditional autonomy, or will it take orders from Treasury, the White House and Congress?