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Podcast 121: Adam Levin, The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek speaks with Adam Levin, co-founder of and former director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs about the new federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Adam discusses the goals of the bureau, how it’s an improvement over what was in place before, and some of the challenges that it needs to overcome.

Consumerism Commentary Podcast #121
Adam Levin, The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: S05E17 / 146


Table of contents

[00:00] Introduction from Tom Dziubek
[00:36] Interview with Adam Levin
[00:50] The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
[01:48] How it’s different from what was previously in place
[03:17] The priorities of the CFPB
[04:53] Financial literacy & creating new policies vs. enforcing the old ones
[07:48] Elizabeth Warren vs. Richard Cordray as director
[12:43] Republican criticisms of the bureau
[17:58] The CFPB’s effectiveness
[22:13] End

We always welcome feedback from listeners. If you have any comments for this episode or for any other, or if you have suggestions for future episodes, please leave us comments here or email us at podcast at this domain name.

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Updated April 12, 2016 and originally published August 14, 2011.

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Luke Landes is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about Luke Landes and follow him on Twitter. View all articles by .

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avatar 1 wylerassociate

good podcast with adam levin. He made good points regarding the hypocrisy of republicans when it comes to the CFPB but my concern with the bureau has to do with what impact and influence that lobbyists will have.

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