The Worst Idea I have Heard Today

One idea that might prevent a repeat of the turmoil: a commission that
would vet financial products before their release, akin [to] the Food and Drug Administration’s
evaluation of drugs before they’re released to the market. McFadden
suggested, “we may need a financial-instrument administration that
tests the robustness of financial instruments and approves only the
uses where they can do no harm.”

Nobel laureaute Daniel McFadden quoted at Real Time Economics.  Do tell what will be left when we approve only things "that can do no harm."? 

Might I also suggest that before calling for a financial FDA, Prof. McFadden should investigate what economists who have studied the matter have concluded about the safety and effectiveness of the real FDA.   


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