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Financial Reform: Bigger Government, for the Benefit of Special Interests
 
Tag: George Stigler
Financial Reform: Bigger Government, for the Benefit of Special Interests

In 1971 George Stigler published his “Theory of Economic Regulation” in which he hypothesized that regulatory agencies tend to be “captured” by the organizations they are regulating, so that the regulated organizations benefit at the expense of the general public. Stigler’s capture theory of regulation is playing itself out again in the financial market...
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