Danielle Park says that not much usually comes of presidential conventions, but perhaps this time will be different. Donald Trump has called for the re-imposition of the Glass-Steagall Act. That was the Depression Era law which split commercial banking from investment banking. It helped keep the financial sector safe for nearly 60 years. During the Clinton Admin, it was done away with and we all know what happened next. Now we have Dodd-Frank, which has done absolutely nothing to prevent another financial crisis. While it has imposed certain controls upon the big banks, the Too Big To Fails keep getting ever bigger, virtually insuring the next crisis is even larger. Glass-Steagall is exactly what’s needed now and Trump’s plan is a major step in the right direction.
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