The criticism of the FTC's use of Section 5 in competition cases seems like a tempest in a teapot. This is not the time to shackle the federal agency best suited to use its enforcement powers to attack patent trolls.
I refuse to waste my time wading into the muck of the JFK assassination controversies. It is not that I lack curiosity about American history. But nothing that I uncover would surprise me or alter my view of my country.
Having spent a lot of time thinking about this problem, I want to offer to you five simple ideas that will suppress the "criminal enterprise", uplift families, protect the safety and soundness of the banking system and ensure a functional credit and debt collection process.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's public complaints database levels the playing field for private student loan borrowers -- giving aggrieved private student borrowers true negotiating strength in a financial marketplace that is tilted toward banks.
For 100 years the world has been on a fairly consistent march towards more and more free enterprise, and deeper and more sharp edged caverns of capitalism. And for approximately 80 of those years, most of the developed world was not on a bad path.
Republicans have done everything they could think of to repeal, defund, undermine and otherwise disrupt Obamacare. But they've failed, and that's why they've turned to a last-ditch strategy to stop the law and take away the rights of millions of Americans to get the health care they need.
Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood filed Federal Trade Commission complaints against two leading developers of apps for babies. It's hard enough to raise young children in today's digital world without being bombarded with false advertising.
Before someone purchases a cruise vacation, I think they should know the potential risks of this purchase. I believe consumers need to know the true number of crimes reported on cruise ships, the limited consumer protections that exist, and safety issues that the industry has been facing.
By standing up to Republican abuse of rules in the Senate, Democrats will be standing up to the economic abuse inflicted on most Americans by a tiny minority of unelected, wealthy speculators and CEOs who think they are entitled to be "masters of the universe."
On this historic day, it's important to recall that, for too long, the health concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals were pushed to the side. LGBT Americans faced limited access to health care and insurance.
Today the Supreme Court put another nail in the coffin of the withering body of consumer rights. In the American Express v. Italian Colors case, the Court furthered its trend that permits corporations to use arbitration to prevent consumers from challenging their unlawful conduct.
Given that around 26 states in the U.S. have moved to enact more comprehensive labeling requirements for GMOs, any trade measures that could threaten the rights of U.S. citizens to democratically determine higher standards in food labeling, should be opposed.
The majority of binding and enforceable rulings of the WTO and those of other trade bodies such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) demonstrate a consistent pattern of lowering food, environmental, labor, or consumer safety standards in behest to trade agendas.
The U.S. and the European Union are beginning trade negotiations on a major new treaty designed to strengthen the lagging economies on both sides of the pond. Unfortunately, if history is any guide, the negotiations threaten to wreak havoc on our public health and safety protections.