The Agenda

Hart and Zingales on Financial Reform

If you’re looking for a useful primer on financial reform, I strongly recommend reading Oliver Hart and Luigi Zingales in the latest issue of National Affairs. I offer a summary of their arguments, and also a broader discussion of the possible implications of a Volcker Rule approach, in this column.

Reihan Salam — Reihan Salam is executive editor of National Review and a National Review Institute policy fellow.

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Politics & Policy

The Rise of the Abortion Cheerleaders

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World

Europe Needs to Grow Up

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