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What to Demand from FinReg

Mike Konczal of the Roosevelt Institute and the blog Rortybomb has a useful chart and paper outlining what to demand from Sen. Chris Dodd’s (D-Conn.) financial

Paolo Reyna
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Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Apr 24, 2010

Mike Konczal of the Roosevelt Institute and the blog Rortybomb has a useful chart and paper outlining what to demand from Sen. Chris Dodd’s (D-Conn.) financial regulatory reform bill — the provisions that will ensure financial security — along with the chances of each provision making it into the final legislation.

The effort that seems most secure? Derivatives reform. The effort that seems least secure? A provision ensuring banks put all relevant liabilities clearly onto their balance sheets, as well as too big to fail and hard leverage cap requirements.

Paolo Reyna | Paolo is a senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, majoring in International Studies with a Latin American emphasis. During the fall semester of 2012, he had the opportunity to study abroad in Peru, which piqued his interest in international growth. He learned about the disparities that impact indigenous peoples, got a taste of Peruvian culture, and improved his Spanish skills. Mitchel interned with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, conducting research on food security in Latin America, after being inspired by his foreign experience. He wants to work in international development and for a government department, writing legislation. He loves playing intramural basketball and practicing for the Chicago marathon when he is not thinking about current events in Latin America.

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