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Tag: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Donald Trump is to Bernie Sanders as Archie Bunker is to Jon Stewart

Elite media often blur distinctions between right-wing populism and progressive populism — as though there’s not all that much difference between appealing to xenophobia and racism on the one hand and appealing for social justice and humanistic solidarity on the other.

The Banking Industry’s Transparent Attempt to Weaken the CFPB By Senator Elizabeth Warren

In fact, the CFPB has been operating for only four years, but the success of the single-director structure is already apparent. Under the leadership of Director Richard Cordray, the CFPB already has:
•returned more than $11 billion to over 25 million consumers who were cheated on their credit cards, checking accounts or other financial products;
•built a complaint hotline that has exceeded all expectations, handling more than 700,000 complaints and building an information database that is beginning to level the playing field for consumers; and
•issued new, common sense rules on mortgages and other financial products and services that have helped consumers compare costs and understand risks — all while making markets safer and more resilient.

Impending US Debt Crisis Oct 1, 2015 – Prompts IMF’s Release of GLOBAL FINANCIAL STABILITY REPORT By Robin Barnes

If a collective effort to deliver policy upgrade is rejected there will be no stability, balance, or sustainable growth: in fact, global output will be reduced by an estimated 3% in two years’ time.

Dan Lyons fears Facebook investors encouraging insane IPO valuation: 100 billion?

What’s a mere 100 billion between them to secure the kind of power that having that much information on the whole of the electorate can ultimately buy?

Celebrity Criticism Used to Deflect Attention Away From Corporate Raids By Robin Barnes

The public’s attention is shifted away from the joblessness, homelessness and panic that has resulted from corporate raiding by the wealthy elite or the court case that has enabled unnamed billionaires to skew what may be the nation’s most important presidential election since Lincoln.

Elizabeth Warren heckled – “Socialist Whore” By Robin Barnes

Wipe the slate clean with Elizabeth Warren and her cohorts at the head of the table.

Celebrity Scandal Roundup By Robin Barnes

With the debt ceiling crisis left unresolved and millions of protestors taking to the streets to Occupy McPherson Square and its equivalent all over this great nation, you would imagine that the tabloid stalking of celebrities might cease while a spotlight is shined on Wall Street Barons. Oh well, dare to dream.  The Washington Post […]

“The Role of Government is to Write the Rules,” Elizabeth Warren for US Senate

Elizabeth Warren is exploring a run for the US Senate, and hopefully for President of the United States in 2016 (and 2020). She has a no-nonsense, transparency of financial rights and responsibilities philosophy that will be good for the United States economy.

Media Pundits Star in the Theater of the Absurd By Robin Barnes

Why the public feels moved to discuss anyone else’s sexual proclivities, and stand by to watch the press stalk and dig through every nuance of Maria Shriver’s life, rather than taking to the streets in support of Elizabeth Warren’s leadership of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and ongoing efforts to stabilize the economy, I confess, is beyond me.