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Jun 23

The Case Against Dodd-Frank: How the ''Consumer Protection'' Law Endangers Americans

The Case Against Dodd–Frank: How the “Consumer Protection” Law Endangers Americans grew from a shared concern among the contributing authors about the direction that financial regulation in this country has taken since the 2007–2009 financial crisis due to the regulations of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Rather than dealing with the causes of the crisis, Dodd-Frank exacerbated and compounded the economy’s existing ills. The resulting financial regulatory framework has restrained the economy’s recovery, introduced even more moral hazard, and expanded the number of firms that are too big to fail. The contributors to this volume have used their knowledge of the financial sectors covered by Dodd-Frank to explain problems the act creates, and to propose solutions to them. The contributors have combined their work to paint a more comprehensive picture of this deeply flawed law, and – lest the reader despair – offer proposals for improving the way the financial markets are regulated.

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Keynote Remarks by
The Honorable Jeb Hensarling (R-TX)
Chairman, House Financial Services Committee

Followed by a Discussion with Contributing Authors
Diane Katz
Senior Research Fellow in Regulatory Policy, The Heritage Foundation

Paul H. Kupiec
Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

Thaya Brook Knight
Associate Director of Finanancial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute

David R. Burton
Senior Fellow in Economic Policy, The Heritage Foundation

Norbert J. Michel
Research Fellow in Financial Regulations, The Heritage Foundation

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Jim DeMint Jim DeMint

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