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Viewpoint: My Crime Was Not Curbing the Guilty

American Banker By Robert Gnaizda Many minority leaders concerned about foreclosures and lack of future homeownership opportunities, have asked me, a co-founder and former general counsel of the Greenlining Institute, to respond to charges that it caused the financial crisis…
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Cap-and-Trade Rules: Hold the Applause

California Progress Report By Orson Aguilar and C.C. Song There has been a lot of cheering over the Dec. 16 decision by the California Air Resources Board to adopt rules setting up the nation’s first cap-and-trade system for reducing carbon…
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An Ebenezer Scrooge Christmas?

huffingtonpost.com By Preeti Vissa This time of year conjures up traditional images of family gatherings, cozy fireplaces, shared meals and happy exchanges of presents — images of home, security and friendship. But millions of Americans who have had their homes…
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Open Up the Revolving Door

huffingtonpost.com By Preeti Vissa One of the more disturbing issues highlighted by the recent documentary Inside Job is the revolving door between the financial industry, the agencies that are supposed to regulate it and the academic world where economists churn…
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Martin Luther King’s Dream of Economic Justice in Danger

opposingviews.com By The Greenlining Institute Martin Luther King’s Dream of Economic Justice is in Danger, Advocates Say In the wake of new reports indicating record foreclosures last year and a further increase expected in 2011, elected officials and nonprofit leaders…
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Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Foreclosure Crisis

huffingtonpost.com By Preeti Vissa On Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, we commonly remember the great civil rights leader’s struggle to peacefully end segregation, but the King commemorations often fail to mention another key part of his legacy. That’s why, on…
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The Comcast-NBC Merger: What Now?

californiaprogressreport.com By Samuel S. Kang The Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice recently moved to allow Comcast’s acquisition of NBC Universal, despite the concerns raised by many organizations and individuals. The good news is that we won…
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New Data, Old Worries on Homeownership

huffingtonpost.com By Preeti Vissa Two new federal government reports — neither of which got a lot of press — suggest continuing trouble in the housing market, meaning continuing trouble for the economy. And, in a pattern we’ve seen so often…
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