To regulate or not to regulate?
October 8, 2008 11:32 AM Subscribe
Are there any non-regulatory policies that could have prevented the economic meltdown?
posted by murphy slaw to law & government (13 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
When discussing current economic conditions, a statement I frequently hear from conservatives and libertarians is that the current problems are "not a failure of deregulation." I'm wondering what policies those who support continued deregulation of the financial and housing sectors believe would have prevented these problems, or will prevent recurrences.
(I'm asking this out of honest ignorance - economics has never been my strong suit, and at the moment there's a lot of blame and rhetoric flying around from all over the political spectrum, but I'm not hearing a lot of concrete policy proposals.)