Consumers First: Why the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Matters

The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB), an independent agency of the United States government, issues and enforces rules to ensure that consumer finance markets work and allows consumers to retain control of their economic lives. The Bureau puts consumers first, serving as the public’s advocate when one of the three branches of government makes a […]

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Washington’s Big Risk: Ignoring the Rise of Automation

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Last month, Tesla announced a partnership with the country of Dubai to put 200 driverless taxis on the road. The fact that Tesla and other Silicon Valley companies, like Uber and Google, are focusing heavily on research and development of artificial intelligence and automated technology comes as no surprise. Yet, what is surprising is the lack of […]

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Dr. Maya Rockeymoore: Why Do We Need to Focus on Race?

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The question is, Why race and why now? There are organizations and individuals who think that not focusing on and acknowledging race or ethnicity is the polite thing to do. I call that “the invisible race card.” They think class and gender explain all differences in our society. But, while class and gender are important, […]

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Policy Round-Up: Citigroup

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Citigroup, one of the nation’s biggest banks, has agreed to pay $7 billion to settle claims brought on by the Justice Department because of its participation in the housing crisis. After a federal investigation lead by Attorney General Eric Holder, the bank admitted to deceiving consumers and engaging in risky subprime mortgages.

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Kezia Williams, Founder of Capital Cause

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Kezia Williams serves as Chair of Capital Cause, a DC-based fiscally-sponsored nonprofit dedicated to engaging young philanthropists in giving. Her work with this organization has included growing the organization from five vested members to over 5,000 young professionals influenced by the message of young philanthropy.

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Policy Round Up: Sequestration

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To reduce the national debt, sequestration has once again been brought to the table. Sequestration would reduce U.S. national debt by implementing a series of cuts throughout the federal government.

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