Tag: Securities and Exchange Commission
Can the Rampaging Leviathan Be Stopped or Slowed?

In a recent commentary titled “Diagnostics and Therapeutics in Political Economy,” I endeavored to show that an analytical understanding of past growth in the government’s size, scope, and power does not permit us to prescribe effective means of stopping or slowing this growth, particularly any simple “silver bullet” remedy, and I specifically disclaimed any…
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Bank of America Fined $33 Million: This Is Justice?

Here’s the story: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) accused Bank of America of concealing information from investors regarding bonuses paid to Merrill Lynch execs prior to the Bank’s take-over of Merrill.  Bank of America has settled the issue by paying $33 million to the federal government, without admitting any wrongdoing.  SEC officials say…
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