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As Americans Struggle to Climb Economic Ladder, Corker-Warner GSE Reform Effort Falls Badly Short

John Taylor | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics
John Taylor

This is a perilous time for opportunity in America. The housing crisis, which stemmed from a terrible confluence of malfeasant lending, Wall Street ma...

The Importance of Ensuring Older Adult Financial Security

John Taylor | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
John Taylor

After the irresponsible lending and nefarious practices that led to the crash of the economy and the housing crisis, it is the moral responsibility of financial institutions and regulators to right the ship and do right by older adults, and indeed by all consumers.

Older Adults Should Be Able to Retire With Dignity and Security

John Taylor | Posted 12.24.2012 | Fifty
John Taylor

It is important to establish that these issues aren't just relevant for today's older adults. All Americans should ask: What will a compromised Social Security or Medicare program or the absence of a meaningful pension mean for me when I wish to retire?

Time for Banks to Start Serving Communities Again

John Taylor | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics
John Taylor

The reason why the government stands behind the banks and insures them is because they are integral to our communities' growth and progress. If the banks turn their back on those communities, they have gotten away from their core purpose and do us all a grave disservice.

How Credit Scores Disproportionately Hurt Communities of Color

Preeti Vissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Preeti Vissa

Credit scores contributed to the disproportionate effect the foreclosure crisis had on minorities. What's more, they also have the potential to pound communities of color even further.

Reducing Income Inequality: The Next Phase of True Financial Reform

Ray Brescia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ray Brescia

If the Dodd-Frank was designed to prevent future disasters from occurring, it should have taken a look at income inequality as one of the causes of the crisis.

Sensible Reforms Needed to Shield Housing Finance from Wall Street's Malfeasance

John Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Taylor

If the Obama Administration is serious about protecting the average American, then Fannie and Freddie must have a public role in the financial markets. Don't throw out the baby with the bath water.

The Housing Bubble Has Popped, but if We Don't Pop the Denial Bubble Another Financial Crisis Awaits

John Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Taylor

Reform the financial system. Let's pop the bubble of denial, face reality, and create a financial system that is safe, accountable and treats all Americans fairly.

Look Out, Consumers! The Lobbyists Are Coming!

John Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Taylor

As soon as the lobbyists who brought us this economic crisis heard the word "consumer safety" they knew it was time to fire up those blackberries and get organized.