On Wednesday, May 5th, Nicole Gelinas visited the Young Leaders Circle to make her argument for how the Dodd bill for financial reform will not fix government's two decades' worth of mistakes in regulating the financial industry, but instead will double down on those mistakes. In a lively discussion with the members, she shared her thoughts on what Washington should do instead to create a free market in finance and cut distortions in the rest of the economy.
Nicole is the Searle Freedom Trust Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder and a member of the New York Society of Securities Analysts. She is the author of the best-selling book After the Fall: Saving Capitalism from Wall Street—and Washington, which has influenced much of the current thinking about the government’s role in “too big to fail” policies.