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POSTPONED - Watchdog: How Protecting Consumers Can Save Our Families, Our Economy, and Our Democracy

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Monday, April 06, 2020
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12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Hear Richard Cordray, former director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), discuss his new book, "Watchdog: How Protecting Consumers Can Save Our Families, Our Economy, and Our Democracy." Growing problems in the increasingly one-sided finance markets blew up the economy in 2008. In the aftermath, Congress created the CFPB. Sharing the stories of individual consumers, Watchdog shows how the Bureau quickly became a powerful force for good, suing big banks for cheating or deceiving consumers, putting limits on predatory lenders, simplifying mortgage paperwork, and stepping in to help solve problems raised by individual consumers. It tells a hopeful story of how our system can be reformed by putting government back on the side of the people, to strengthen our families, safeguard the marketplace, and establish a new baseline of fairness in our society. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, contact reiners@law.duke.edu.

Type: LAW and LECTURE/TALK