OLLI at AU - Whatever Happened to Financial Reform?

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OLLI at American University

4801 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest

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Washington, DC 20016

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Whatever Happened to Financial Reform?

Ten years after the financial crisis and Great Recession, America is not paying much attention to the maladies of the banking world. There is little talk about the dangers of another meltdown, or the everyday damage sowed by a super-concentrated and immensely powerful financial industry. Is that because we fixed the problem? Or would it be more accurate to say we forgot the problem? Jim Lardner will retrace the history of the crisis and the political response from 2008 to now. What needed doing? What got done? What didn't get done? What got done on paper but has since been undone by lobbying of friends in high office?

Jim Lardner is an activist and journalist who has written for The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, The Nation, and The New Republic, among other print and online publications. His books include Up to Our Eyeballs: How Shady Lenders and Failed Economic Policies Are Drowning Americans in Debt, NYPD: A City and Its Police, and Inequality Matters: The Growing Economic Divide in America and Its Poisonous Consequences.

LOCATION: All spring lectures are held in the Spring Valley Building, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW, in Room A on the First Floor.

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: The lecture hall holds 105 people. Due to limited seating, reservations through Eventbrite are required to attend lectures. Each registrant may reserve one seat. Your name must be on the list of registrants in order to enter the lecture and you must be in your seat five minutes before the lecture starts to guarantee your seat. Visit https://www.olli-dc.org/lecture_series_overview for more information.

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