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Peter Wallison

Financial Policy Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

Peter J. Wallison, a codirector of AEI's program on financial policy studies, researches banking, insurance, and securities regulation. As general counsel of the U.S. Treasury Department, he had a significant role in the development of the Reagan administration's proposals for the deregulation of the financial services industry. He also served as White House counsel to President Ronald Reagan.

Legislating Trends

Anytime the government gets involved with private sector activity, with economic activity, there is going to be a distortion of the market that can cause a problem.
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