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Peter Wallison: "The Canary in the Coal Mine"

Peter Wallison writes for AEI:

"The warning signs are there: in the securities markets, in global financial transactions, and in the withdrawal of U.S. companies from public ownership, U.S. financial markets are no longer seen as hospitable either to companies or financial transactions. Although capital continues to flow into the United States for wealth protection, foreign companies are avoiding the United States, and financing transactions are increasingly carried out in freer and more efficient markets abroad. What this should tell us is that U.S. regulation has now gone over the tipping point. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act was the last straw. Urgent action by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Congress is necessary if the United States is to retain its preeminence in the financial world."



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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