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Capital Standards

Big Banks Won't Be Happy About This

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 09.01.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve agreed Tuesday to raise the amount of capital that big banks must hold to prevent their collapse and reduce the thre...

Simon Johnson: The Big Banks Fight On

The New York Times | SIMON JOHNSON | Posted 08.15.2011 | Business

The bank lobbyists have a problem. Last week, they lost a major battle on Capitol Hill, when Congress was not persuaded to suspend implementation of t...

Simon Johnson: With Banking Reform, Question Everything

nytimes.com | SIMON JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

President Obama's signing of the financial reform bill on Wednesday does not end our intense debates over banking. Rather, it just moves them to a new...

SIMON JOHNSON The Bank Lobbyists Are Wrong: Why Higher Capital Standards Are Needed

New York Times | Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

At one level, the pursuit of higher and more robust capital requirements for banks is not going well. The United States Treasury insisted, throughout ...