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What Is Dodd-Frank and Why Does Trump Want to Repeal It?

Jul 13, 2017 | 13 videos
Video by The Atlantic

Trump campaigned on deregulating Wall Street, saying that regulations are “killing our country and our jobs.” He wants to repeal Dodd-Frank, the 2010 law that tried to reign in the banks after the financial crisis. What exactly does Dodd-Frank do? And is the president right that it threatens the American economy?

Authors: Daniel Lombroso, Alice Roth, Jackie Lay, Gillian B. White

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