Editor’s Note: Cross-posted from OIRA Watch.
From: Financial Times
From: Real Clear Policy
3. In monetary terms, the “government contracting” business of the Ivy League ($25.27 billion in federal contracts and grants) exceeded their educational mission ($22 billion in student tuition) FY2010–FY2015.
4. The eight colleges of the Ivy League received, on average, more money ($4.31 billion) annually from the federal government than sixteen states.
By Noah W. Wilcox
Among the top concerns to reformers is the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an independent federal agency that is accountable to neither Congress nor the White House. The CFPB has churned out a flow of new financial regulations so complex and overwhelming that the bureau is ultimately harming those it is charged with protecting — individual consumers.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a proposal this week to amend Regulation B to provide additional flexibility for mortgage lenders concerning the collection of consumer demographic information.
Regulation B implements the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) — a federal civil rights law that protects applicants from being discriminated against by lenders.
From: The Atlantic
In September 2002, less than a year after Zacarias Moussaoui was indicted by a grand jury for his role in the 9/11 attacks, Moussaoui’s lawyers lodged an official complaint about how the government was handling digital evidence. They questioned the quality of the tools the government had used to extract data from some of the more than 200 hard drives that were submitted as evidence in the case—including one from Moussaoui’s own laptop.