Responses to survey questions on and

Would the regulatory reform bill have prevented Lehman Brothers' collapse had it been in effect in 2008?
No, as long as the banking system is dominated by a few large institutions overseen by multiple regulators, there are going to be crises. 78%
Yes, because it would have curbed the risky behavior that preceded Lehman's bankruptcy. 12%

Boom-era terms like "subprime" and "alt-A" should be...
Clarified with concrete definitions 53%
Abandoned, along with the pretense that tidy categories can describe complex products 31%
Replaced with new terms 16%

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