Byron Dorgan on the 1999 Financial Modernization Act

Thursday, October 02, 2008 | 12:30 AM

In 1999 Congress passed the Financial Modernization Act, which allowed banks, insurance companies and investment houses to merge. Many experts point to it as one of the causes of our current financial crisis. At the time, Byron Dorgan was one of the few senators to speak out strongly against the legislation. Looking back, his predictions in 1999 seem prophetic and, looking forward, his views raise more questions about the $700 billion bailout plan.

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Byron Dorgan’s Crystal Ball
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En 1999 el congreso americano aprobo el plan de modernizacion financiera que permitia a bancos, aseguradoras y casas de inversion a fusionarse - algo que los expertos consideran una de las raices de la actual crisis. Byron Dorgan fue uno de los pocos s... [Read More]

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What we learn from history is that we don't learn from history.

Posted by: Ricky in Columbus | Oct 2, 2008 12:48:56 AM

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