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September 12th 2014:Government Regulations: Danger!

This week on Engage, we focus on a subject that simply doesn't get enough attention: regulations. These are the rules that the government determines you need to play by whether you are a business or individual. The Federal Register is the main source of regulations for US government agencies. In the 1930s, there were 2,600 pages. Today, there are over 80,000 and them come with a cost. We have special guest CFTC Commissioner Christopher Giancarlo joining us to discuss the current state of financial regulations, what's happening with the Volcker Rule, and the jurisdictional problems

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Christopher Giancarlo

J. Christopher “Chris” Giancarlo was nominated by President Obama on August 1, 2013 and confirmed by unanimous consent of the U.S. Senate on June 3, 2014. On June 16, 2014, Mr. Giancarlo was sworn in as a CFTC Commissioner for a term expiring in April 2019. Before entering public service, Mr. Giancarlo served as the Executive Vice President of GFI Group Inc., a financial services firm. Prior to joining GFI, Mr. Giancarlo was Executive Vice President and U.S. Legal Counsel of Fenics Software and was a corporate partner in the New York law firm of Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner. Mr. Giancarlo joined Brown Raysman from Giancarlo & Gleiberman, a law practice founded by Mr. Gianc
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Rob Nichols

Rob Nichols joined the Financial Services Forum in June of 2005. Cited as, “Perhaps the country’s most powerful trade association,” by Time, the Financial Services Forum is a non-partisan financial and economic policy organization comprising the chief executive officers of 18 of the largest and most diversified financial institutions with business operations in the United States. As President and Chief Executive Officer, Nichols supervises all activities of the organization. Working with the member institutions, Nichols provides strategic leadership and coordinates the Forum’s efforts to educate the public about the importance of robust capital markets, encourage a competitive global m
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Douglas Holtz-Eakin

Douglas Holtz-Eakin has a distinguished record as an academic, policy adviser, and strategist. Currently he is the President of the American Action Forum and most recently was a Commissioner on the Congressionally-chartered Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. Since 2001, he has served in a variety of important policy positions. During 2001-2002, he was the Chief Economist of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers (where he had also served during 1989-1990 as a Senior Staff Economist). At CEA he helped to formulate policies addressing the 2000-2001 recession and the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. From 2003-2005 he was the 6th Director of the non-partisan
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