Danny Vinik

Borrowers Confused, Frustrated by Student Loans

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published nearly 2,000 comments on private student loans last Wednesday from students, parents and school administrators across the country. The CFPB launched a student loan complaint system to assist borrowers confused and/or struggling with their student debt. The Bureau plans to use all of the comments to craft specific… Read more »

Holding Colleges Accountable

More and more, parents and students have been weighing the costs and benefits of college and deciding whether it is worth the price. For most, the value of college does not come from the four years that the students spend there, but from the careers and salaries they earn after they graduate. And here is… Read more »

Unabashed Lying: Old or New?

As the 2012 campaign has gone on, Mitt Romney has begun stretching the truth more and more, many times lying entirely. At Maddow Blog, Steve Benen has been chronicling Romney’s dishonesty with weekly installments of Mitt’s Mendacity and the list never disappoints. So, how prevalent has unabashed, indefensible lying been in past elections? The first… Read more »

The Public Sector Still Needs Help

Washington Post columnist, and former speechwriter for President George W. Bush, Marc Thiessen penned an article yesterday rebuking President Barack Obama’s claim that “It’s very clear that private-sector jobs have been doing just fine; it’s the public-sector jobs where we’ve lost huge numbers.” Obama has since refined his comments a bit as the private-sector is… Read more »

The Most Important Factor in the Presidential Election: Ben Bernanke

Matt Yglesias recently posted an article titled “America’s Economic Future Will Be Determined in America, Not Europe.” His main argument in the piece, that America is large enough to deal with any issues in Europe through policymaking, is certainly true, but I want to expand upon it as it relates to the presidential race. Yglesias… Read more »