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March 12, 2023 | Common Dreams
Wilson’s Parting Shots Draw Attention To Her Actual Conflicts of Interest
Christine Wilson leaving the FTC is good news for anyone who cares about effective antitrust enforcement. A quintessential revolving door figure, Wilson’s tenure was only useful to her job prospects once she decided it was time to leave the FTC.
March 01, 2023 | Revolving Door Project Newsletter
Dylan Gyauch-Lewis Emma Marsano Ananya Kalahasti Julian Scoffield
Congressional OversightConsumer ProtectionExecutive BranchFintechHealth
What Makes a Good Executive Branch Official?
If we had to make one overarching argument about what makes a good executive branch official, whether at a massive cabinet-level department, a medium-sized agency, or a tiny commission, it is this: a habit of skepticism about corporate claims.
March 01, 2023 | The American Prospect
ClimateConsumer ProtectionCorporate CrackdownExecutive BranchGovernanceGovernment Capacity
Calling Deficit Squawks’ Bluff on Environmental Enforcement
A 38-car train wreck. Toxic chemicals seeping into water and soil, and a black plume rising in the sky. Sick people, sick pets. As the Prospect’s Jarod Facundo wrote last week, the national spotlight remains fixed on the ecological consequences of the February 3 derailment of a Norfolk Southern train carrying hazardous chemicals in East Palestine, Ohio.
In the context of this ecological disaster, arguing for a reduced budget for federal investigators, air and water quality testing, and programs that hold polluting corporations accountable for proper cleanup and restitution is sheer madness. But that’s exactly what the current right-wing push for massive government spending cuts in the name of deficit reduction would entail.
February 27, 2023
Vishal Shankar Max Moran Jeff Hauser
Supreme Court Must Overturn Fifth Circuit's Radically Pro-Corporate Attack On The CFPB
The Fifth Circuit is trying to destroy the only cop on the beat protecting consumers. SCOTUS must overturn their radical assault on the CFPB.
February 09, 2023 | The Sling
In Competition and Consumer Protection, The FTC Needs More Funding To Give Economic Power Back To Americans
Congressional Democrats managed to pass a few crucial measures during December’s lame duck session. One tiny fraction of the omnibus bill to fund the government was the Merger Filing Fee Modernization Act, a measure for which anti-monopoly advocates have long been pushing. And beyond the DOJ Antitrust and FTC’s edict to enforce competition, the FTC has another underfunded but crucial mission: consumer protection.
February 08, 2023
Bankers’ Complaints About Junk Fee Crackdown Offer Biden an Opening
The President should remind Wall Street that hard-working Americans hate getting ripped off.
December 19, 2022
Vishal Shankar Andrea Beaty Kalimah Muhammad
Consumer ProtectionDepartment of JusticeExecutive BranchFTCHousingTreasury Department
Biden Can Protect Millions Of Vulnerable Tenants With The Stroke Of A Pen
Housing experts have drafted an executive order to protect tenants and stop rent-gouging. All Biden has to do is sign it.
November 04, 2022
BankingCongressional OversightConsumer ProtectionExecutive BranchFinancial RegulationIndependent Agencies
Corporate Scammers Aren't Independent Voices
White collar crooks are behind the campaign to kill the CFPB, but don’t expect the mainstream media to tell you that.
October 24, 2022 | The American Prospect
Consumer ProtectionEthics in GovernmentFinancial RegulationIndependent AgenciesRevolving Door
The Unlikely Origins of the Chamber-Chopra War
Big business could soon get their chance to kill the CFPB for good, thanks in part to former Obama aide William Daley.
September 13, 2022
New RDP White Paper: Who’s Afraid of Rohit Chopra?
Corporate criminals are terrified of being held accountable by a true public servant, a new Revolving Door Project report reveals.
August 02, 2021
Key FCC Vacancy Threatens Net Neutrality's Return
Biden’s latest executive order promises to restore net neutrality, but a deadlocked FCC could render it an empty promise.