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Jeb Bush Is Right on Bank Capital

If banks had more equity, rules could be simpler.
Raise it.

Raise it.

Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

During Tuesday's presidential debate, Jeb Bush offered one of the clearest policy proposals yet to emerge from the Republican field: Increase capital requirements to reduce the threat that big banks can present to the economy. It's a great idea.

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