SMP: The Over-Codification of Financial Regulation

Thomas M. Hoenig, vice chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation from November 30, 2012 to April 30, 2018, recently participated in an interesting discussion at Metropolitan State University–Denver.

I was pleasantly surprised to hear Hoenig’s concerns about one way to approach financial regulation. Financial regulation is approached as a very long and detailed list of “if … then …” propositions. These propositions are intended to cover all potential scenarios and contingencies.

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