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We Told You So: CFPB’s Assault on Buy Now, Pay Later Tools

In a move that was as predictable as it is alarming, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has once again overstepped its bounds, targeting immensely popular Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) tools. As I anticipated, the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the CFPB’s funding mechanism has emboldened the agency to ramp up its aggressive regulatory […]

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The Hill: The Supreme Court has emboldened the CFPB, threatening American consumers

The Supreme Court’s recent ruling will only embolden CFPB Director Rohit Chopra, who has increasingly instituted overly broad regulatory actions.

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The US Bank Simple Loan is Hardly Simple

The US Bank Simple Loan is a classic example of how big banks can take something simple and make it incredibly complex.

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SPPI Expresses Disappointment in Supreme Court Ruling Upholding CFPB Funding Structure

The Southwest Public Policy Institute warns that this decision will embolden regulatory overreach and drive consumer prices up.

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Conclusion of Alaskan Legislative Session: Victory for Alaskan Consumers

The Southwest Public Policy Institute applauds the Alaskan Senate Finance Committee’s decision to not advance House Bill 145 and Senate Bill 264, ensuring continued consumer access to diverse emergency credit options.

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A Call for Prudent Consumer Credit Legislation in Alaska

Representing the Southwest Public Policy Institute, I recently had the opportunity to testify before the Alaska House Finance Committee and the Alaska Senate Community and Regional Affairs Committee regarding proposed legislation on consumer credit. The bills in question, House Bill 145 and its Senate counterpart, Senate Bill 264, aim to implement rate caps similar to […]

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Is the CFPB Paving the Way for Single-Payer Healthcare Through Medical Debt Reform?

The CFPB’s recent modifications to medical debt reporting may be subtly steering the U.S. toward a single-payer healthcare system by minimizing the visibility of medical debt.

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SPPI to Testify in Alaska Against Consumer Credit Price Control Bills

The Southwest Public Policy Institute (SPPI) has been invited to provide expert testimony in the upcoming legislative sessions for Alaska House Bill 145 and Alaska Senate Bill 264, which will take place on April 30, 2024.

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New Mexico’s Upcoming Special Session: Safety or Statism?

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s recent announcement of yet another special legislative session in New Mexico, set to commence on July 18, 2024, ostensibly aims to enhance public safety—an objective no reasonable person would oppose. However, the words of Gideon J. Tucker resonate profoundly in moments like these: “No man’s life, liberty, or property are safe […]

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New Interview Alert: The Dangers of CFPB’s Latest Directive on Comparison Shopping Websites

In a recent interview on Real America’s Voice, Patrick M. Brenner, President of the Southwest Public Policy Institute, sat down with host Michelle Backus to discuss a pressing issue that threatens the foundation of consumer choice and the competitive market within the United States. The topic of discussion centered around a new directive from the […]