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To Promote the General WelfareThe Case for Big Government$
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Steven Conn

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199858538

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199858538.001.0001

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Banking on Government

Banking on Government

(p.65) Chapter 4 Banking on Government
To Promote the General Welfare

Elizabeth Tandy Shermer

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the history of federal banking regulation. Topics covered include the establishment of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as part of the New Deal's Banking Act of 1933; how financial policies have largely been born out of war; the 1999 Financial Services Modernization Act; and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 which consolidated oversight agencies, regulated financial markets, outlined plans to extend credit and manage bankruptcies during downturns, and established added protections for consumers and investors.

Keywords:   federal government, banking regulation, FDIC, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, financial policy, American banking system, 1933 Banking Act, 1999 Financial Services Modernization Act, 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

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