Wall Street is a big target – blamed for the financial crisis that led to the Great Recession. Mitt Romney says efforts to rein in financiers via more regulation are an attack on “economic freedom.” President Obama says new regulations would make it “more profitable to play by the rules than to game the system.” Here are three specifics on which the two differ.
On Sept. 15, 2008, the investment bank Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy. Today, broader oversight of financial markets is designed to make financial crises less frequent and less severe.
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