Meltdown: The Financial Crisis, Consumer Protection, and the Road Forward, 1st Edition

  • Larry Kirsch
  • Gregory D. Squires
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  • ISBN-10: 1440842434
  • ISBN-13: 9781440842436
  • DDC: 346.7307
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 156 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released December 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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This book reveals how the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was able to curb important unsafe and unfair practices that led to the recent financial crisis. In interviews with key government, industry, and advocacy groups along with deep archival research, Kirsch and Squires show where the CFPB was able to overcome many abusive practices, where it was less able to do so, and why.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction to a Meltdown.
2: Up from the Basement: The CFPB Begins to Take Shape.
3: The Shattered Mortgage Market.
4: Auto Lending: The Deals and the Dealers.
5: The CFPB in Action: Did the Consumer Bureau Get What It Needed to Do What Was Necessary?.
About the Authors.