Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Least Bad Option.

Martin Wolf: "In the end, halting the financial doomsday machine is going to involve fundamental changes in policy towards – and the structure of – the financial system. There are two broad approaches now under discussion. The official one is to make something roughly like the present system far safer, by raising capital and liquidity requirements, moving derivatives on to exchanges and enforcing prudential regulation. The alternative is structural reform. Which is the least bad option? I plan to address that issue next week." Read the whole thing.