The American Banker's opinion pages in recent weeks have seen pros and cons from Steven Roberts, Ronnie Phillips, Robert Dugger, Carl Felsenfeld, and William Isaac on the question of consolidating the financial regulatory agencies.

* The widespread interest in the notion of a "superregulator," and the useful contributions of these thinkers and many others, are readily apparent. But the public interest will not be a top priority in the way this issue is decided.

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