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Against “FinReg”

By Matthew Yglesias on March 17, 2010 at 3:15 pm

"Against “FinReg”"

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In an unfortunate turn of events, superstar blogger and television personality Ezra Klein has coined and repeatedly used the term “FinReg” in his posts considering an overhaul of America’s financial regulations. Since it seems this will be The Issue Of The Day once health care passes, I want to take this opportunity to try to draw a line in the sand against this term.

It sounds like something out of 1984—sign on for the FinReg bill or MiniLove will get you! Obviously, for Twitter purposes it’s useful to have a shorthand briefer than “financial regulation” in the way that “hcr” has served for “health care reform.” But in that case we need something shorter than “FinReg.”

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