A Positive Program for Laissez-Faire?

by Mario Rizzo

I am deeply impressed by Henry Kaufman’s opinion piece in today’s Wall Street Journal. I think he makes a very good case for  breaking up financial institutions deemed too-big-to-fail as opposed to the regulatory alternatives being contemplated. As much as it pains me to think about the government regulating the size of any firm, this may be an option that is far, far better than the politically feasible alternatives.  You can imagine the horrors that are out there being proposed.

Many of my readers will disagree but I am very willing to be persuaded otherwise.