The banking executive "had every right to make his opinion that regulations are overreaching," said Corzine, former governor of New Jersey and Goldman Sachs chairman.
"If you’re MF Global , on the other hand, the democratization of markets that comes about through exchange-traded products, through a number of the rules that are evolving, it’s actually a real positive as opposed to a negative," Corzine said. The financial rules are "good for spreading out the risk across the system as opposed to the concentration that we had pre-2008."
Would he have questioned Bernanke the same way? "I don’t know if I would’ve taken that path because I would have done a lot of that work behind the scenes," he said.
He still does not think it likely the U.S. economy will go into a double-dip recession. "We have been on a pathway where we’ve certainly leveled off," he said. Thursday's trade-deficit figures "give a little more encouragement to folks that would argue that we’re not moving into a double dip. But there is a lot of risk, a lot of uncertainties in the marketplace."
Correction: An earlier version of this story misidentified Jamie Dimon's affiliation.