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The Student Loan Bubble Looks like “Déjà Vu”

Higher education is following the same pattern that housing did in the lead up to the 2008 financial crisis. Just like in housing during the previous decade, a student lending “bubble” is now being inflated by heavy federal interventions that could have severe unintended consequences.

Banking & Financial Services Legislative Alerts

Quiet Cronyism: The Export-Import Bank of the United States

June 28, 2013 J

By Steven Russell The Export-Import Bank is “little more than a fund for corporate welfare” said then-Senator Barack Obama on the campaign trail in 2008. And yet, President Obama decided to re-charter the Export-Import Bank of the United States in 2012, signing a bill would raise the bank’s lending limit to $140 billion by 2014. [...]

Disband the Small Business Administration

June 14, 2013 J,

By: Griffin Adams Appropriation discussions for the 2014 fiscal year are in full swing in Washington, providing Congress with a natural opportunity to re-evaluate where federal dollars are going. As part of this process, Congress should consider shutting down costly federal agencies. One of the first that should be on the chopping block is the [...]

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