Payday loan company ALEC gets reprieve under Trump administration

American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) member companies are profiting from the Trump administration’s deregulation frenzy. The CAFTA is of course the corporate invoice mill that provides a library of lobbyist-drafted or approved “model legislation” to lawmakers in right-wing states across the country. Advance America is the largest payday loan lender …

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Payday loans target those without cash

Maybe it’s time to admit daddy knew best. After talking to both sides about the payday loan rules battle, I can’t help but go back to my father’s regulatory regime. Two words dictated his approach to managing his finances: “Pay cash”. No one, not even the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, …

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HASSELL + MVRDV Proposal to Improve Bay Area Disaster Resilience

HASSELL + MVRDV Proposal to Improve Bay Area Disaster Resilience Courtesy of MVRDV and HASSELL + Share Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp To post Or https://www.archdaily.com/888592/hassell-plus-mvrdvs-proposal-to-improve-the-bay-areas-resilience-in-the-event-of-a-disaster In the wake of recent natural disasters, including wildfires in northern California, the HASSELL + team were inspired to reinvent the San Francisco Bay …

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On Heinrich Böll’s birthday, his son looks back at the Nobel Prize winner | Culture | Reports on the arts, music and lifestyle in Germany | DW

René Böll, one of Heinrich Böll’s two surviving sons, is busier than ever giving interviews on the occasion of his father’s centenary. A visual artist and former publisher, the 69-year-old also writes poetry and is his father’s executor. He is also co-founder of the Heinrich Böll Foundation. Son René Böll …

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