Improving the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
CFPB / Regulation

Improving the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

It has been more than two years since the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a Dodd-Frank requirement intended to regulate financial services and to protect Americans from another financial crisis. Despite start-up challenges, lawsuits questioning its legitimacy, accusations that it is too powerful, and the controversial recess appointment of Director Richard Cordray, … Continue reading

Obesity and a Healthy America: Food and Farm Policy
Economy / Healthcare / Politics

Obesity and a Healthy America: Food and Farm Policy

The current Farm Bill has opened discussions on the relationship between health, food, and farm policy, yet health and nutrition has not played a large role in the current Farm Bill.  Health and healthcare are major issues facing America today, and agricultural policy needs to address them. A major health policy issue is the rising … Continue reading

Geopolitical Impacts and Pokemon: Looking for a Bipartisan Voice Amidst an Oil Boom
America / Energy / Environment / Environmental Regulation / Foreign Policy / Regulation

Geopolitical Impacts and Pokemon: Looking for a Bipartisan Voice Amidst an Oil Boom

The Bipartisan Policy Center recently hosted an event discussing the geopolitical impacts of the US’s recent tight oil boom. Tight oil, or shale oil, production has increased with the expansion of hydraulic fracturing technology used to access shale gas from shale or sandstone formations. Amidst the rallying cries of a “qualified abundance” instead of a … Continue reading