About Bart

About Bart Chilton

Bart continues to be an unconventional, experienced and entertaining voice in financial regulation, policy and politics.

Ponzimonium by Bart Chilton
Politics and Prose

With all the violent campaign rhetoric we’ve heard, what would happen if Donald Trump suddenly changed his tone and denounced all the nastiness that has transpired? What would occur if he publicly stated, “I have to tell you. Secretary Clinton is...

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Dodd-Frank Turns Six: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly OpEds

The most expansive financial reform law since the great depression turns six on Thursday. For many, like Donald Trump who says he wants to “dismantle” Dodd-Frank, it has become a vehicle for political posturing due to what they see as a...

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New CFTC trading rule is ‘extreme overkill’ Market Moves

One would not expect Coca-Cola to divulge their secret recipe for the world-renowned soft drink…nor is it required by government. The same is true for other proprietary trade secrets and intellectual property. That, however, could all change by the end of...

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Financial Transaction Tax: A Failure In The Making Future of Finance

Negative consequences of the 2008 financial collapse continue to reverberate throughout the nation. There’s deep-rooted resentment and mistrust of those in the financial sector and politicians. As evidenced by the anti-establishment tidal waves thrashing both U.S. presidential party primaries, millions of...

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Obama needs to make a move on bitcoin now Future of Finance / OpEds

Since the digital currency bitcoin and blockchain (the underlying technology) burst onto the scene in 2009, serious skepticism and palpable passion have played equal roles. Many bitcoin devotees wanted little to do with government legislators or regulators and regulators were dubious...

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Market Moves / TV

Canadian officials say they have started to control the country’s wildfire in Alberta, following the evacuation of 88,000 people. On the bright side, changing winds have diverted the flames from the oil-boom town of Fort McMurray after oil production from the...

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