At our event today on "Rebuilding the Road to Financial Stability" (co-sponsored by the Congressional Savings and Ownership Caucus and the Center for Financial Security at the University of Wisconsin-Madison) Federal Reserve Governor Sarah Bloom Raskin delivered a speech about her vision of economic inclusion.
We'll have the video of this up before too long, but I wanted to note that Governor's speech was as explicit a defense of an active, effective regulatory body for financial products as I have heard in some time. She echoed arguments that we have made previously about the symbiotic relationship between healthy consumers and healthy markets. It is a speech worth listening to.
iMarket News concurs with my take, but Bloomberg News thinks the headline is "Income Inequality Hurting Growth."In this case I think we can all be right, here's the whole speech: