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Too-Big-To-Fail Banking Entrenched by Regulations

Too-Big-To-Fail Banking Entrenched by Regulations

By John Berlau Senior Fellow at Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) , CrowdFundBeat Sr. contributing editor,  • Why Competition Offers a Solution to Too Big to Fail A report released today by the Competitive Enterprise Institute finds that regulators are standing in the way of much-needed competition in the banking industry. That puts consumers and taxpayers at risk, because lack of competition in banking furthers the very Too-Big-to-Fail rationale that led to past bank bailouts. “Uber is shaking up transportation, Airbnb is turning upside down the lodging industry, but in financial services, regulators are essentially hanging a sign outside their windows stating, ‘No new banks need apply,’” said John Berlau, CEI…

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Labor Department ‘Fiduciary Rule’ Threatens to Eviscerate JOBS Act Crowdfunding Gains

Labor Department ‘Fiduciary Rule’ Threatens to Eviscerate JOBS Act Crowdfunding Gains

By John Berlau, CrowdfundBeat Sr. Guest Editor director of the Center for Investors and Entrepreneurs, Competitive Enterprise Institute. Three years ago, President Barack Obama signed into law the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, modestly but significantly liberalizing securities markets for investors and entrepreneurs. In signing that bill into law on April 5, 2012, Obama paid heed to the wisdom of ordinary American investors and made the case for easing barriers to their investing in startups. “Because of this bill, start-ups and small business will now have access to a big, new pool of potential investors — namely, the American people,” Obama proclaimed. “For the first time, ordinary…

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New Report: Declaration of CrowdFunding

New Report: Declaration of CrowdFunding

By John Berlau • CrowdFunding Beat News Wire,  November 18, 2014,  Finance of the People, by the People, and for the People, When John W. Anderson, a young attorney, learned of the crowdfunding project, he could not wait to tell his father about it. An acquaintance of Anderson’s, whom Anderson described to his father as “one of the best automobile mechanical experts in the U.S,” was prospecting for funds to “place on the market an automobile that is far and away ahead of anything that has yet come out.” To bring this disruptive technology to the market, the engineer wanted to bypass financing from what Anderson called “big…

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FortuneUncensored Social Network Gab Raises $1 Million in Crowdfunding CampaignFortuneA crowdfunding campaign for Gab, a Twitter-like social network that touts its commitment to freedom of speech, surpassed $1 million yesterday. The company claims it is politically neutral and committ [...]

U.S. News & World ReportNo Cash for Hate, Say Mainstream Crowdfunding FirmsU.S. News & World ReportThe block on mainstream crowdfunding is just the latest blow to far-right activists operating online. In the last 24 hours, neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer had its domain regi [...]

Baltimore SunHarford still opposes crowdfunding sites for school donationsBaltimore SunRaising money through online crowdfunding sites is an ideal way for teachers to find the funds to purchase classroom materials and should be restored, the head of the Harford County teachers' u [...]

Crain's Cleveland Business'Smaller' gifts can go long way for Clinic's crowdfunding platformCrain's Cleveland BusinessFor an institution accustomed to securing multimillion-dollar donations, Cleveland Clinic's latest fundraising effort has some relatively [...]

FortuneDreamHost Sets Up Crowdfunding Page to Aid Trump Government FightFortuneThe Los Angeles-based web host DreamHost, which is fighting the Department of Justice over its attempt to seize records of visitors to an anti-Donald Trump website, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to a [...]

DualShockersBounty Battle Rolls out the White Carpet with Successful Crowdfunding CampaignDualShockersWhen we last checked in with the indie-obsessed fighting game, Bounty Battle, it was halfway through its $30,000 crowdfunding goal. Now with 3 days left to go, it's surpassed thi [...]

ForbesWhat Works In Equity Crowdfunding -- Insights From ResearchForbesAs we have recently celebrated the fourth anniversary of the signing of the JOBS Act into law, it is a good time to take stock of the effect that the legislature had on equity crowdfunding in the United States. It [...]

Deccan ChronicleHow to make crowdfunding work?Deccan ChronicleVarun, based on his experience, also says, that people new to crowdfunding should not be complacent with their campaigning — “I've seen a lot of people, who just think that crowdfunding is free money. They have a very [...]

LITTLE GUIDANCE FROM IRS ON TAXING CROWDFUNDING CONTRIBUTIONSBloomberg BNAWhether it's a musician raising money to produce an album, an inventor with a great idea, or a family in distress that needs help, crowdfunding through platforms such as Indiegogo and Kickstarter has become [...]

Brick City LiveWOMEN-FOCUSED CROWDFUNDING PLATFORM IN NEWARK IS ACCEPTING ITS FIRST COHORT OF ...Brick City LiveA new women-focused crowdfunding platform has just launched in Newark and is accepting businesses into its inaugural cohort. iFundWomen is a crowdfunding platform specifical [...]

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