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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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ForbesCrowdfunding Do's And Dont's From iFundWomen's Karen CahnForbesDuring our conversation, she was transparent in sharing that her first software company, VProud, failed because she “did everything backwards” and spent too much time trying to perfect the product. “Pe [...]

VentureBeat10 reasons the $1 million crowdfunding cap should be $20 millionVentureBeatIt's been18 months since the final rule of the JOBS Act went into effect, allowing equity crowdfunding. In those 18 months, everything proponents of the rule said would happen (and none of what [...]

Crowdfunding For French CastlesNPRYou too can own a French chateau, in part, anyway. Romain Delaume, CEO of Dartagnans, tells NPR's Scott Simon about a crowdfunding effort underway to preserve La Mothe-Chandeniers. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: What if I told you that for about $60, you cou [...]

Crowdfunding sites help Boulder County residents raise money to pay for treatmentsBoulder Daily CameraHer health insurance, once she reached the $2,000 deductible, covered most of the chemotherapy, but she has been receiving extra treatment at the Helios clinic in Boulder and is parti [...]

The IndependentFrench Chateau bought by 10000 people through crowdfunding schemeThe IndependentIn countries where castles aren't snapped up by The National Trust and immediately furnished with a tearoom and gift shop, other ways must be found to preserve historical buildings. The [...]

CurbedReal estate crowdfunding expands into more niche marketsCurbedTo those unfamiliar with real estate crowdfunding, the Fair-Haired Dumbbell development in Portland may be just the kind of wacky, esoteric project one envisions when imagining what happens when strangers pool funds o [...]

WKRN.comFranklin mother, son warn of crowdfunding dangers after scamWKRN.comFRANKLIN, Tenn. (WKRN) – Thousands of dollars raised through crowdfunding lost, as a family seeks possible legal action against one of their own. Now a Franklin mother warns others of the dangers of crowdfundi [...]

CGTN America (blog)Crowdfunding movement makes its way through MexicoCGTN America (blog)Crowdfunding movement makes its way through Mexico. Americas Now. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) · Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) · Click to share on Google+ (Ope [...]

MashableLearn how to get your big idea off the ground with crowdfundingMashableJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Instead of fielding requests from your friends to donate to their Kickstarter or Indiegogo campaigns, w [...]

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