Schadenfreude Wayback Machine: Glass-Steagall Edition

The New York Time archives offers a very different story from some very familiar names.

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It's making the rounds today, but a quick skim of this 1999 article on the repeal of Glass-Steagall is just full of all sorts of infuriating passages. Give it a read.

From the New York Times on Nov. 5, 1999:

CONGRESS PASSES WIDE-RANGING BILL EASING BANK LAWS

A lead quote from a familiar name:

Today Congress voted to update the rules that have governed financial services since the Great Depression and replace them with a system for the 21st century, Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers said. This historic legislation will better enable American companies to compete in the new economy.

It was true, until it wasn't.


  • Kirk Shinkle

    Kirk Shinkle is a senior editor for U.S. News Money and manages the Best Funds portal. Follow him on Twitter @KirkS or email him at kshinkle@usnews.com.

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