Commentary

NRO symposium on financial services regulation

National Review OnLine recently sponsored a symposium of experts on what direction, if any, regulation of the U.S. financial services industry should take.

Our new president, Barack Obama, declared in his inaugural address, “That we are in the midst of crisis is now well understood.” If admitting we have a problem is the first step toward solving it, what should our second step be? National Review Online asked the experts what, if anything, we should be doing to buttress the financial system.

Experts include: Nicole Gelinas (City Journal), Larry Kudlow (CNBC), Donald Luskin (Trend Macrokytics LLC), David Smick (author, “The World is Curved”), Samuel Staley (Reason), and Robert Stein (First Trust Advisors).

Samuel R. Staley, Ph.D. is a senior research fellow at Reason Foundation and managing director of the DeVoe L. Moore Center at Florida State University in Tallahassee where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in urban planning, regulation, and urban economics. Prior to joining Florida State, Staley was director of urban growth and land-use policy for Reason Foundation where he helped establish its urban policy program in 1997.