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November 1, 2021
When Critical Race Theory Met the CFPB… at a Toyota Dealer
Like CRT, disparate impact theory is a right-wing target—and a powerful tool for fighting racism in lending.
February 2, 2021
The Paradoxical Politics of the GameStop Pump
r/WallStreetBets and the double-edged sword of a self-aware Internet.
July 23, 2020
What We Can Learn From Feminist Federal Credit Unions
Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, women- and minority-owned businesses are still contending with unequal access to credit.
June 30, 2020
John Roberts Is Not Your Friend
Despite his recent rulings on abortion, DACA, and LGBTQ rights, Roberts is no moderate. He’s a rock-ribbed Republican playing the long game.
November 21, 2019
Student Loan Borrowers Need More Protection—and California Is Leading the Way
Lawmakers in California have put forward the first legislation of its kind that would create clear, enforceable protections against abuses by student loan companies.
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March 7, 2019
A CFPB Official Who Quit in Protest Will Testify About the Bureau’s ‘Incompetence’
Seth Frotman has tough words for CFPB’s political leadership, and big ideas on how to solve the student-debt crisis.
February 21, 2019
Elizabeth Warren Is Not Afraid of the Democrats
The 2020 presidential candidate has a long track record of opposing lobbyists, billionaires, the Republicans—and her own party.
September 13, 2018
Why Loan Sharks, Car Salesmen, and Payday Lenders Love Mick Mulvaney
Trump’s pick to protect consumers is throwing students and members of the military under the bus.
May 3, 2018
Political Corruption Is Ruining Everything, but We Can Fix It
A bold new idea from Washington that might truly beat back routinized scandal.
April 23, 2018
The Trump Administration Is Letting Wells Fargo Get Away With Grand Theft Auto
The recent fine assessed by the CFPB is window dressing on a miscarriage of justice.