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Cato Institute paper proposes JOBS Act improvements

Joe Mont | May 5, 2016

On May 3, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced it completed the last batch of proposals to meet its JOBS Act mandates. That same day, in an unrelated effort, the Cato institute, a conservative think tank, offered its thoughts on how the legislation is meeting capital formation goals and ways it could be improved.

The policy paper, “A Walk Through the JOBS Act of 2012: Deregulation in the Wake of Financial Crisis,” was authored by Thaya Brook Knight, associate director of financial regulation studies at the Cato Institute.

“Although the JOBS Act has taken important strides toward beneficial deregulation, more work remains to be done,” the paper concludes. “The act’s crowdfunding provision is laden with protections that are...

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