What Should Be Done to Stop Banks Like Wells Fargo from Scamming Us?

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By Jim Lardner, Americans for Financial Reform Wells Fargo’s CEO John Stumpf deserves every bit of the anger that the Senate Banking Committee directed at him for leading Wells Fargo while it created more than 2 million fake deposit and credit-card accounts, and then charged unknowing customers...
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Supreme Court Remains Skeptical of the ‘Cost-Benefit State’

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By Amy Sinden, Center for Progressive Reform Originally published on RegBlog by CPR Member Scholar Amy Sinden. In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court‘s opinion in Michigan v. EPA last term, a number of commentators have revived talk of something called the “Cost Benefit State.”...
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Enviros, Others Sue FERC to Undo Costly Power Market Rule

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By Jennifer Chen, Natural Resources Defense Council NRDC, Sierra Club, Union of Concerned Scientists, and Earthjustice on Friday filed a legal brief in federal court explaining why certain electricity market rules that are harmful to consumers and the environment are illegal and should be...
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Why Can’t We Get a Vote on the One Thing the Parties Agree on?

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By Jim Lardner, Americans for Financial Reform When the two parties adopted their platforms this summer, observers noted that the Democratic platform was possibly the most progressive platform in the recent history, while the Republican platform lurched even further to the right on a number of...
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Koskinen Hearing Missed an Opportunity

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By Emily Peterson-Cassin, Public Citizen IRS Commissioner John Koskinen’s appearance in front of the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday was a missed opportunity to advance an important discussion about nonprofit governance. Members of the committee from both parties chose to create a...
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