Comments on: When dumb bank regulation is a good idea http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/30/when-dumb-bank-regulation-is-a-good-idea/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Tim Connor http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/30/when-dumb-bank-regulation-is-a-good-idea/comment-page-1/#comment-1038 Thu, 30 Apr 2009 19:53:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/30/when-dumb-bank-regulation-is-a-good-idea/#comment-1038 You know, the people in this business gop back and forth. Thus Summers making over $12k an hour for giving “advice” to a hedge fund.

That reason, in my mind, is more than sufficient to argue for a heavy dose of rules.

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By: marcel http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/30/when-dumb-bank-regulation-is-a-good-idea/comment-page-1/#comment-986 Thu, 30 Apr 2009 14:01:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/30/when-dumb-bank-regulation-is-a-good-idea/#comment-986 The fixed limit on assets, $300b, is problematic. Both inflation and economic growth argue against this. How about a percentage of total assets in the economy, to be checked quarterly.

Both your suggestion and mine have the nice side effect of discouraging banks, at least large banks, from inflating the value of their assets, since that would make them bump up against the limit more quickly.

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