Former Ohio attorney general Rich Corday was tapped by President Obama to run the newly created Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, after Republicans in Congress refused to conform the CFPB’s creator, Elizabeth Warren to head it. That turned out to be a double whammy for them: Warren ran for the Senate and won, while the mild-mannered Cordray turned out to be a fierce advocate for ordinary people take advantage of by financial institutions — just as he was a Ohio AG.
Cordray ran for governor in 2018 and sadly, he lost. But he’s now written a book called Watchdog: How Protecting Consumers Can Save Our Families, Our Economy, and Our Democracy, which outlines some of the tactics he used both as AG and head of the CFPB.
He’s yet another author who can’t be doing book talks and signings, but his book is available to learn how consumers can fight back against big insurance, mortgage and credit card companies, and banks, and how effective the CFPB really was — so effective, Trump has gutted it.