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‘Too Big to Fail’ is in Fed’s Crosshairs

“Emergency lending is a critical tool that can be used in times of crisis to help mitigate extraordinary pressures in financial markets that would otherwise have severe adverse consequences for households, businesses, and the U.S. economy,” Fed Chairman Janet Yellen said.

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Did Dodd-Frank Achieve Its Stated Goal of Ending ‘Too Big to Fail’?

The Dodd-Frank Act still allows the Fed some of the same emergency lending programs used in the aftermath of the 2008 crisis despite the legislation's stated purpose of ending such bailouts, according to a study by Norbert J. Michel, Research Fellow in Financial Regulations, the Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity at the Heritage Foundation.

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