Too Big to Save? How to Fix the Financial System

An event at the Center for American Progress

In the aftermath of regulatory failures that led to an unprecedented global financial crisis, the rules of the road are being rewritten. The House of Representatives passed legislation late last year and the Senate Banking Committee is hard at work behind closed doors to develop its own plan. Are the changes pending in Congress bold enough to fix the U.S. Financial System?

Author Bob Pozen’s new book, Too Big to Save, offers a sophisticated analysis of the origins of the crisis written for experts and non-experts alike and is chock full of detailed prescriptions for reforming various economic policies. Rob Johnson was recently named executive director of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, a newly formed research and grantmaking organization formed to develop fresh approaches to economic theory and policy.

Please join the Center for American Progress for an event, using Pozen’s book as the launching pad, where these two astute students of the crisis will talk about what they think we need to do and whether the legislative process is likely to produce it.