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President Trump should restrict the Financial Stability Oversight Council to acting only as a consultative body for financial regulators, with no special powers to regulate or prohibit financial activities.

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In this AEI Events Podcast, Jay Powell of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System joins AEI’s Stephen D. Oliner to discuss the critical need to reform the housing finance system.

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Please join AEI as Jay Powell discusses why he considers housing finance reform a crucial component of post-financial-crisis reform.

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The need for more detailed Congressional discussion of the potential impacts of unconventional monetary policy is long overdue. A simple change in procedure that could help to alleviate this problem: require the Federal Reserve’s written Humphrey-Hawkins testimony by a prescribed date, and before scheduling the Fed chairman’s testimony, distribute the Fed’s written testimony to non-Fed experts, and hold hearing requesting their analysis of the Fed’s written testimony.

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Resident Scholar and Director of Economic Policy Studies Michael Strain discusses the need for deregulation and dismantling of the Dodd-Frank Act. The Senate will have a hard time getting the reforms passed that the G.O.P. wants due to the strong division with Democrats.

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Without any serious investigation of what caused the crisis, the Obama administration and Congress assumed that the crisis was caused by insufficient regulation of the financial system, primarily Wall Street.

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In this AEI Events Podcast, Peter J. Wallison hosts Chairman Jeb Hensarling of the House Financial Services Committee at AEI to discuss the Financial CHOICE Act. They evaluate the causes of the 2007–08 financial crisis and how the Dodd-Frank Act fails to address those causes.

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Please join AEI for a conversation with Jeb Hensarling, chairman of the House Committee on Financial Services, on the Creating Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers, and Entrepreneurs (CHOICE) Act.

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Because of the government’s housing policies, housing prices are rising again — and on the same trajectory they followed in the 2000s. It’s not yet a crisis, but if Congress follows its usual patterns, we should prepare for the same result.

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If a 21st-century Glass-Steagall — whatever that is — will restrict banks to one line of business, or fence them out of growing sectors of the financial economy, it is more than shortsighted; it is a prescription for eventual and costly failures.

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Progress on financial stability requires that we reexamine the Dodd-Frank concept of systemic risk and refocus attention on the real causes of financial crises.

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The CHOICE Act addresses the seeve adverse consequences that the Dodd-Frank Act had on the US economy.

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