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Does financial reform ignore human nature?

About five years after the worst of the financial crisis, governments have responded in a variety of ways hoping to keep history from repeating itself. Among the most dramatic responses by Congress was passage of the landmark Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

In Bankrate's podcast, "Special Report: The Unfinished Business of Financial Reform," two of the nation's top experts on securities law and financial crises sound alarms on key areas crying out for attention. Are financial crises inevitable? What kind of grades should we give top decision-makers for their work? And by responding with unprecedented moves aimed at giving the economy a boost, is the Federal Reserve setting the stage for another crisis down the road?

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Mark

Hamrick

Washington Bureau Chief, Bankrate.com

James

Angel

Georgetown University

John

Coffee

Columbia Law School

Special report: The unfinished business of financial reform

While significant reforms such as the Dodd-Frank legislation followed the financial crisis, two of the nation's leading experts on financial reform and crises say much more needs to be done to avoid the next threat.

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