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Transparency Key to Securities Markets’ Comeback

Harvey L. Pitt | October 28, 2008

Our financial and capital markets are going to hell in a hand basket. Among other things:

  • U.S. securities markets have lost trillions in market capitalization;

  • independent investment banking firms have disappeared, changing Wall Street forever;

  • housing foreclosures threaten to hit staggering numbers;

  • bank failures have increased three-fold already this year, with more to come;

  • credit markets have withered and shut down;

  • the Federal Reserve Board has already expended nearly $1 trillion to buoy troubled banks, insurance companies, government-sponsored entities, investment banks, mutual funds, and others;

  • Congress authorized the Treasury Department to pump an additional $750 billion to provide...

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