Monday, June 16, 2014

Janet Yellen why are bank capital requirements based on credit ratings and not on job creation ratings?

Bank lending to small businesses has never had anything to do with causing the latest or any other financial crises for that matter; and risk-weighted capital requirements for banks makes it impossible for “the risky” small businesses to access bank credit in a fair way… 

Now knowing that, as Federal Reserve Chair Janet L. Yellen must know, how can you give a speech such as that delivered at the National Small Business Week Event at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in May 2014?

She speaks much of the importance of job creation. Indeed, if I had been invited and allowed to make a question, that one would be… why do you base capital requirements for banks on perceived credit risk ratings and not on job creation ratings?