Will the Trump administration repeal Dodd-Frank? – Marginal REVOLUTION Here is my recent piece on rethinking Dodd-Frank, which I think has been less than a success for the most part. Here were my original comments on Dodd-Frank, piece by piece, which I think were mostly on the mark. But overall Dodd-Frank ended up harming mortgage lending, and thus residential investment, more than I had been expecting. Here is my earlier post “Is the Fed our savior in financial regulation?” Overall, most of the gains from Dodd-Frank can be kept through adequate capital standards, and so there is a potential win from modifying the status quo. I would stress the simple point that most people who favor (or oppose) Dodd-Frank could not explain what the bill actually does, but they simply choose their positions based on how anti-finance they think they should be. That is a mistake.