Articles by Peter J. Wallison
The G-7 Weighs in on SIFI Designations
Monday, June 16, 2014
- The Treasury and Federal Reserve, afraid of congressional opposition, sought G-7 support for accelerated SIFI designations of capital markets firms.
Why the Volcker Rule Will Harm the U.S. Economy
Friday, December 13, 2013
- Americans were told the rule stops banks from taking risky bets with insured deposits, but it actually bars bank-related entities from valuable activities that ...
The FSOC Expands 'Too Big To Fail'
Thursday, July 18, 2013
- The FSOC’s decision to expand the too-big-to-fail designation to nonbank firms will be seen as the most damaging action taken under Dodd-Frank.
Five Myths about Glass-Steagall
Thursday, August 16, 2012
- There is a remarkable degree of ignorance about the alleged role of Glass-Steagall in the financial crisis. It’s time to set the record straight.
Dodd-Frank: The Economic Case for Repeal
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
- As the second anniversary of the act approaches, its role in slowing our economic recovery is coming into focus. GDP growth shrunk immediately after the law ...
Where No Mortgage News Is Fit to Print
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
- The New York Times op-ed page and the left-wing echo chamber.
A Guaranteed Disaster
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
- Why the government shouldn’t guarantee mortgages or mortgage-backed securities.
The Fed vs. the FDIC on Lehman’s Failure
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
- A recent FDIC report on Lehman Brothers’s financial condition before its failure puts in doubt the Federal Reserve’s account of its decision- making, and ...
End It, Don’t Mend It
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
- Evidence against the Dodd-Frank Act continues to pile up. Now 18 Republican Senators have introduced legislation to repeal the act.
The Foolish Foreclosure Moratorium
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
- Democrats are calling for a nationwide end to mortgage foreclosures. It’s hard to imagine a more shortsighted policy under our current economic circumstances.
When Economic Policy Became Social Policy
Saturday, August 21, 2010
- The recent Treasury Department conference is further proof we will never get out of this housing mess until we are ready to face facts.
The Troubling Resolution Revolution
Thursday, February 25, 2010
- While members of Congress might complain that Goldman Sachs was paid in full during the American International Group bailout, many of them support legislation ...
New Plan, Old Fears
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
- The Geithner plan is particularly vulnerable to the kind of criticism that might chase away private investors.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
- The rush to regulate the securities industry ignores the lessons of history and might plant the seeds of disaster.
Playing Politics with Financial Security
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are dangerously weak. So why are House Democrats delaying critical regulatory reforms?
Let’s Declare a Truce in the Culture War
Monday, June 16, 2008
- Neither faith nor science can answer the most important questions. So why are believers and atheists still bickering?
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
- Lawmakers should turn their attention to persuading banks and other financial intermediaries to raise more capital.
Escape from New York
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
- U.S. public securities markets are losing their competitive edge.
Contagious Liability Would Sicken Our Capital Markets
Thursday, June 7, 2007
- The Stoneridge case could make nearly anyone liable for securities fraud at public companies.
Should Corporations Be Democracies?
Monday, May 14, 2007
- Absolutely not, says Peter Wallison. But maybe union pension plans should be.
Is Wal-Mart Leaving the Money Business? Don’t Bank on It
Monday, March 19, 2007
- The company’s capitulation to federal regulators is less significant than you think.
A Costly Delay Keeps Firms in the Dark
Friday, December 15, 2006
- By putting off a decision on the court ruling in AFSCME v AIG, the SEC has left corporations in the dark and handed an advantage to shareholder activists.
Time for Change in the Capital Markets
Friday, December 1, 2006
- Bureaucratic hedging in a new blue-ribbon report can't hide the need for fundamental reform.