Expressing Gratitude for Small Miracles

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In order to keep sane during challenging times, it is always fruitful to express gratitude for things that go right or that bring hope. From a progressive perspective in the United States, we do have a few pieces of news for which we can shout “hurrah!” Confederate Monuments Come Tumbling Down In Richmond, VA, the […]

Updates on Issues Previously Raised

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We have commented on a number of issues in the past which we can now update. First, we noted in “Hillary and Helen: Women ‘Deleted’ by the Texas Board of Education,” posted on September 21, 2018, that the Texas Board of Education had voted preliminarily in September 2018 to delete several significant figures from the […]

Revisiting the CFPB

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Now that the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Richard Cordray, has announced his resignation, it’s all the more important to raise our voices in support of the agency. Please take a look at an earlier post on this, if you haven’t seen it already This agency works for YOU but is under […]

Index to the Second Year

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Thank you as always for checking in with WisdomWordsPPF!  Here is a guide to the past year of blog posts (note that some posts appear in several categories). If you want a guide to the first year (October 2015-October 2016), you can find it here. Posts on Social Justice, Politics and Our Peer Nations The […]

The Financial CHOICE Act, Predatory Lending and the CFPB

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On June 13, 2017, the US House of Representatives passed the so-called Financial CHOICE Act. According to an alarm sent out in early June by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), this Act “would strip away safeguards needed to stop predatory lenders from trapping low-income people in an endless cycle of poverty and debt.” Some “choice,” […]

Preserve the CFPB!

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I have mentioned the great work of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in the past, but it needs to be highlighted again. It is extremely important to note that this government agency works for you! Here are some of the successes that the CFPB (the brainchild of Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren) has had on […]