Obama’s Proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency

A few days ago, the White House sent Congress a bill to create a Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA). Everyone who favors consumer protection should support this bill. Georgetown University Law School Professor Adam Levitin argued the case for the creation of the CFPA in the “Credit Slips” blog that covers credit and bankruptcy. He states we need the CFPA because the current regulatory structure doesn’t work and it will almost inevitably cause future crises, if not of the scale of the current one, then still too serious to countenance. Prof Levitin points out that the economic disaster of 2008...

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