Project Syndicate: SVB’s failure proves the U.S. needs tighter banking regulations to ensure that all customers’ money is safe

by | Mar 13, 2023 | Stock Market

The run on Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) — on which nearly half of all venture-backed tech start-ups in the United States depend — is in part a rerun of a familiar story, but it’s more than that. Once again, economic policy and financial regulation has proven inadequate. The news about the second-biggest bank failure in U.S. history came just days after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell assured Congress that the financial condition of America’s banks was sound. But the timing should not be surprising. Given the large and rapid…

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