Aug 29, 2014
Whatever Bank of America’s misdeeds, it is certainly not “appropriate” to take from the investors the government itself says were victims to give to homeowners that the government never alleges were defrauded.
Aug 19, 2014
Even the most ardent libertarian will say it’s a core function of the government to punish fraud. But for the rule of law to function, all fraud must be punished whether it is by borrowers, lenders, or those in between.
Jul 1, 2014
The groundbreaking decision Monday in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, in which the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that Obamacare’s contraception mandate violates the religious freedom of two closely held corporations, will be dissected heavily for days, and studied for weeks, years, and decades.
Jun 17, 2014
Any politician supporting direct or indirect government subsidies or favoritism to certain businesses, rather than free-market policies that benefit all firms, is vulnerable to charges of cronyism that this primary shows many voters take seriously.
Jun 6, 2014
Both Maya Angelou and Herb Jeffries passed away in May.
May 28, 2014
Over the Memorial Day weekend, the Big Retail lobby created a dubious driving distraction.
May 16, 2014
Yesterday, after delays and much opposition from many quarters on different grounds, the Johnson-Crapo housing finance overhaul cleared the Senate Banking Committee. The vote was 13-9, much narrower than expected.
May 9, 2014
The Apr. 14 ruling of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals that Dodd-Frank’s “conflict minerals” disclosure mandate violates the First Amendment is the first time ever a court has ruled that a provision of Dodd-Frank violates the Constitution.