Policy: Glass-Steagall (The Banking Act of 1933)

Policy: Glass-Steagall (The Banking Act of 1933) After the Great Depression, as part of FDR’s New Deal, Glass-Steagall was instated with bipartisan support to separate commercial/consumer banking from investment banking. Mixing the two was thought to be a major cause of the Great Depression. In 1999, however, through the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, signed by President Clinton, Glass-Steagall Read more about Policy: Glass-Steagall (The Banking Act of 1933)[…]

Policy: Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII

This landmark legislation, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson, included Title VII, which outlaws hiring or employment discrimination based on the employee’s “race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.” However, the law does not specifically address sexual orientation or gender identity. The interpretation of this omission has been inconsistent and unclear in recent history. Read more about Policy: Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII[…]