The Basics Of Financial Regulation, Explained


Ezra Klein, policy blogger, the Washington Post
Alex Pollock, resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute

Senate Republicans blocked debate on a bill that would overhaul the U.S. financial system. But when it comes to concepts such as derivatives trading, "too big to fail" and leverage requirements, what does it all mean for most Americans?



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