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  1. yes, and easy to implement - ust have a narrow and enforceable definition of "traditional instruments", and ut everything else into "innovative.

  2. yes. impose rules on a risk-weighted basis and on a simple balance sheet basis. Impose standard rules for all (ie don't let banks make up their own rules). Forbid entities that are no so regulated from holding any 'traditional instruments'

  3. yes. Board members and Credit Committee members come to mind.

  4. That will never work. This has to be solved by increasing marginal tax rates.

  5. Bah. Whatever for?

  6. No, bad idea.

  7. covered under 1 above.

  8. bah. Not gonna happen.

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by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Fri Oct 10th, 2008 at 08:00:44 AM EST

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