An 80 Year History of Financial Deregulation (In One Infographic)

A look at the long history of financial deregulation is warranted, as America continues to struggle to pull out of the grave recession brought on by a housing market meltdown in 2007. Given all the recent chatter surrounding the looming fiscal cliff, and debates about banking regulation and bailouts, there is no better time to critically analyze the legacies of past economic policies.