So Dodd-Frank Is Pretty Expensive

But probably not as expensive as another economic near-collapse!
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Citing some studies that show the last crisis cost up to $14 trillion, supporters argue there is no question: The financial overhaul law was worth it.

“Rules are not the enemy of the markets,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) said Tuesday at a conference hosted by the Institute for New Economic Thinking, a liberal think tank. “Rules are a necessary ingredient for healthy markets.”

So it’s no surprise the law’s supporters pounced on a new research paper by a conservative think tank that argues Dodd-Frank rules could reduce economic output by $895 billion over the next decade.

Dodd-Frank Supporters Argue Safer Financial System Justifies Cost of Regulation [WSJ Real Time Economics blog]

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