churchill, I never said Dodd and Frank don’t own their share of the blame. I am saying that it has been Republican policy to remove government regulation from back in Reagan’s day. And you have been ostentatiously ignoring that, AND Phil Gramm’s share of the blame.
Better add Ronnie to your list, too - he’s the one that started removing post-Depression controls and started us booming-and-busting again. And again, it was not a one-time deal or a failure in judgement – it was explicit, intentional, and long-term.
No surprise that Reagan’s favorite president was Coolidge, who had much the same policy.
Stuart Carlson and Jerry Resler