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"Growing problems in the increasingly one-sided consumer finance markets blew up the economy in 2008. In the aftermath, Congress created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Using 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, safeguarding the mortgage market and the economy, 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 democratic society"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Part I. The case for a consumer watchdog. 1. Consumers and Predators 2. The Rise of the Financial Consumer 3. An Ominous Mismatch 4. The Making of a Watchdog Part II. Leveling the playing field 5. Giving People a Voice That Matters 6. A Powerful Force for Good 7. Playing by the Rules 8. Ways and Means 9. Know Before You Owe Part III. Pitched Battles for the American dream 10. A Great Big Country 11. Teaming Up for Consumers 12. The Tougher Fights Part IV. Taking on the Trump Administration. 13. Under Fire from All Sides 14. The Last Big Fights 15. A Treacherous Transition Part V. Governing the public interest. 16. Concluding Thoughts Notes Index
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Print version: Cordray, Richard. Watchdog New York, NY : Oxford University Press,