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How Private Equity Works

by Jonathan Maceyvia Advancing a Free Society
Friday, January 13, 2012

Mitt Romney's candidacy is subjecting the entire private-equity industry—where Mr. Romney spent most of his business career—to vicious attacks by journalists and several of his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination.

Analysis and Commentary

Congress's Phony Insider-Trading Reform

by Jonathan Maceyvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The denizens of Capitol Hill are remarkable investors. A new law meant to curb abuses would only make their shenanigans easier...

Congress’ Phony Insider-Trading Reform

by Jonathan Maceyvia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Members of Congress already get better health insurance and retirement benefits than other Americans. They are about to get better insider trading laws as well.

In the News

Macey on the financial crisis

by Jonathan Maceyvia Yale Law School
Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The SEC’s Publicity Hounds

by Jonathan Maceyvia Advancing a Free Society
Friday, July 8, 2011

Studies about the lack of competitiveness of the U.S. capital markets were coming out well before the 2007-2008 financial crisis. In November 2006, a market-oriented blue-ribbon Committee on Capital Regulation led by R.

In the News

The SEC’s Publicity Hounds

by Jonathan Maceyvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Thursday, July 7, 2011

The commission’s perverse incentives are disrupting capital markets...

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The SEC’s Publicity Hounds

by Jonathan Maceyvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, July 7, 2011

The commission’s perverse incentives are disrupting capital markets.

Why Investors Shouldn’t Worry About Money Funds

by Jonathan Maceyvia Advancing a Free Society
Friday, June 3, 2011

People have worried about protecting their savings and cash since money was invented.

Analysis and Commentary

Why Investors Shouldn't Worry About Money Funds

by Jonathan Maceyvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, June 3, 2011

Two and a half years after money-market mutual funds got caught up in the financial crisis of 2008, the debate over the riskiness of these funds is heating up...

Analysis and Commentary

Reform still lets banks play roulette

by Jonathan Maceyvia Politico
Thursday, May 5, 2011

...[O]ne key legacy of the [financial crisis of 2007-08] is its enduring lesson about the power of big U.S. banks and the elusiveness of meaningful reform of the financial system...

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