Who's Really On First Base?

Mills, Howard
April 2009
Best's Review;Apr2009, Vol. 109 Issue 12, p92
Trade Publication
The author discusses the major regulatory overhaul of the financial services industry in the U.S. He states that elected officials and insurers need to have a policy that would be beneficial to both the public and industry. The author adds that the economic downturn is the time for the insurance industry to approach Congress to present the dangers of overregulation.


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