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6 Top Economists Explain Which President Is More Likely to Speed the Next Financial Crisis

Five out of six say Romney is a worse bet on crisis-avoidance. But Obama has big challenges to address if re-elected.

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"As for Romney, the latest musings about banking regulation on his Etch-A-Sketch pad are not quite as crazy as his earlier talk about just repealing Dodd-Frank. But it’s still a good bet that he would water down into nothingness even the flimsy safeguards built into that wretched legislation. So I guess I’d say that under either man a future banking crisis is a serious risk, but that under Romney the likelihood is even higher."

Lynn Parramore is an AlterNet senior editor. She is cofounder of Recessionwire, founding editor of New Deal 2.0, and author of "Reading the Sphinx: Ancient Egypt in Nineteenth-Century Literary Culture." She received her Ph.D. in English and cultural theory from NYU. She is the director of AlterNet's New Economic Dialogue Project. Follow her on Twitter @LynnParramore.