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Will Wall Street Help The Economy Or Hurt It? Financial Regulation and America's Future

Tuesday September 2010

In July, President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill into law, accomplishing one of his top election priorities. Supporters sold the legislation as a way to protect consumers from dangerous financial products, and to protect the economy in general, from future financial meltdowns. Though Congress must confirm new appointees and regulators must draw up new rules to ensure that financial firms conform to the law, Dodd-Frank has already begun to impact job creation and economic growth.

Speakers: Nicole Gelinas, Searle Trust Fellow, Manhattan Institute; Matthew Bishop, New York Bureau Chief, The Economist; Roger Lowenstein Contributing Writer, New York Times Magazine
Moderator: James Copland, Director, Center for Legal Policy