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March 2nd, 2017 2:53 pm
WSJ Provides Some Stark Numbers on Dodd-Frank and Market Overregulation
Posted by Timothy Lee Print

In our recent commentary “Dodd-Frank:  Ripe for Repeal,” we highlighted the destructive effect of that law and the need for repeal by the Trump Administration.  In a piece entitled “Snap Goes the Market,” today’s Wall Street Journal highlights Snap Inc.’s initial public offering (IPO) and provides some stark numbers on the matter:

Last year, there were only 105 IPOs on U.S. exchanges, the fewest since 2009.  One reason is that the regulatory costs of going public – mainly imposed by Sarbanes-Oxley but also Dodd-Frank – can outweigh the benefits.  Amazon went public in 1997, three years after launching.  Snap waited six.”

This is low-hanging fruit and a no-brainer for the Trump Administration in its continuing effort to cut harmful overregulation and improve our economy.  There’s no reason whatsoever for delay.

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