On this week’s edition of WNYC’s Money Talking, Rana Foroohar of Time and Joe Nocera of the New York Times weigh in on whether the Dodd-Frank financial reform law would have prevented the financial snafus that have plagued the banking sector recently.
July 21 marks the two-year anniversary of Dodd-Frank, but the vast majority of the rules have yet to be finalized.
Those two years have seen no shortage of big bank scandals, many of them recent. Barclays admitted to manipulating the LIBOR interest rate. JPMorgan suffered a multi-billion trading loss. Commodities brokerage firm MF Global collapsed. Then this week, another brokerage firm, PFGBest, filed for bankruptcy, and $215 million in customer money appears to be missing.
Foroohar and Nocera discuss how effective Dodd-Frank will be once all the rules are written.